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Because I’m Happy

personal note from Rhonda

According to Seligman, there are three different kinds ‘happy’. The first is a pleasant life, in which you fill your life with as many pleasures and material things as you can. Second is the life of engagement in your work, parenting, love and leisure. These two forms of happiness are more fleeting, less durable, and are dependent on outer circumstances.

The kind of ‘happy’ that is durable and possible regardless of your circumstances is yours by consciously choosing to make the most of that 40%. It calls for honoring your worth and well-being through a new found awareness of the importance of self-love, embracing and applying your innate magnificence, and using your strengths and gifts to belong to and in the service of something larger than you are.

Small and consistent conscious steps lead to a life that matters.

Here are a few…

  1. Surround yourself with other happy, trustworthy people

  2. Smile often

  3. Be grateful

  4. Look on the bright side of life

  5. Notice, appreciate and celebrate simple things

  6. Give AND receive wholeheartedly

  7. Minimize small talk and enjoy deeper conversations

  8. Let yourself loose track of time doing something you love

  9. Shame less and joy full

  10. Listen wholeheartedly

  11. Unplug

  12. Get to the heart of what matters quicker

  13. Get still and breathe deep

  14. Take your shoes off to connect with nature

  15. Find an excuse to have a belly laugh

  16. Sleep more and drink more water

  17. Walk your walk by having words and actions match

  18. Respond rather than react

  19. Care less what other people think of you

  20. Love yourself as much as you love others

  21. Don’t go Lone Ranger

  22. Say YES when you mean YES, and NO when you mean NO

  23. Let NO be a complete sentence

  24. Forgive quickly

  25. Trust your gut

Because I’m happy,

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