16 Keys to Happiness

Happy people tend to be healthier, enjoy work more, live longer, be more successful...the list goes on and on.

Happiness is a choice.  It is not a matter of your circumstances. Here are some choices that happy people make to lead happy, love-filled, healthy, successful lives!

1. Release resentments. Hey, I believe resentment ruins more great resentments.  Learn to communicate and let go. You will find that misery does not love company. Instead, be one to forgive easily.

2. Practice random acts of kindness. Every time you reach out to do something kind, your brain produces serotonin, a hormone that eases tension and lifts your spirits. Start practicing random acts of kindness and you will find your entire day brightens.  Offer to return a grocery cart for someone, grab a second cup of coffee to give to someone.

3. Express gratitude for what you already have! If you are reading this, you are already in the 1% club of people in the world.  As you write or say out...

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Create Your Happiness

It was said to me today, that as Americans we think we need to SLOW down, when in reality we don't need to slow down, we need to CALM down!  Today, I set out to intentionally manifest a calm and happy day for myself.  I started my day by choosing a lovely sea blue blouse to wear--a color I know that my sweetie loves because of how blue it makes my eyes look.  It made me smile to pick something he would like, even though I won't be seeing him.  (I'm going to tell one on myself...I made a short little video to text him, just to let him know I wished him a great day--just so he could see...ha ha.  That was really fun for me.) Light blue is the color of the sky and the color of the sea.  I have found that this particular color makes me feel the most calm.  Do you ever consider color and your mood when you are picking out something to wear for the day?  You might want to try it!  Look at the colors in your closet and see how they make you...

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