Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Don't Worry, Be Happy........




5 Things Happy People Do.....

They find their most golden self: Picture happiness. What do you see? A peaceful soul sitting in a field of daisies appreciating the moment?


They design their lives to bring joy: It may seem obvious, but "people don't devote enough time to thinking seriously about how they spend their life and how much of it they actually enjoy," says David Schkade ( a psychologist)


They avoid "if only" fantasies: If only I get a better job...find a man....lose the weight...life will be perfect.


They put best friends first: It's no surprise that social engagement is one of the most important contributors to happiness. What's new is that the nature of the relationship counts. Compared with dashing around chatting with acquaintances, you get more joy from spending longer periods of time with a close friend......


They allow themselves to be happy: As much as we all think we all want it, many of us are convinced, deep down, that it's wrong to be happy(or too happy). ....just think of how much more you can help the world if you allow a little happiness into your life.

** excerpt from Oprah's magazine, article written by Gabrielle Leblanc.

I thought I would look up the word "HAPPY" it means, enjoying pleasure or good, successful, prosperous, living in concord; satisfied, propitious, felicitous.


Proverbs 11:25 A generous man will prosper, he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

8 comments:

Roxanne said...

#6..They've learned to laugh at themselves!!

Shari said...

I'm certain that I could learn how to be VERY happy as a size 6 - in my dreams!! LOL

Amy said...

Shari--even people size 6 aren't happy with themselves...
laughing at yourselves though...that is the key! I do this daily!! lol.

Tammy said...

yes, laughing is great, especially at yourself. Good one Roxanne!!!

Shari said...

Roxanne has had TONS of practice laughing at herself - in fact I think she should blog about some of those times... like when she gracefully kissed our front walk way. Come on Roxanne share the laughter around.

Jen said...

I usually end up laughing because somebody else is laughing AT ME...laughter is good, and laughing at ourselves is a great way to deal with our humanity....or 'blondness'

Holly said...

I keep shaun laughing...sometimes I join in it too even though it is at my expense!! Tee-hee...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE laughing... God knows too.... cause Lindsay does it all day long!!
How did He know I would love it so much!