Students of happiness agree that certain habits foster feelings of contentment, peace, and joy. These habits include:
Gratitude – The sense of accomplishment that comes from tired, slightly achy, muscles
Affirmation – I am tolerant
Attitude – Feeling tenacious
Activity – Recovery
Nurture – Meditation for fifteen minutes
Enrichment – “Take in life cheerfully”
Giving – I helped Mom solve her Jumble puzzles, on request. Then I “Amazon Primed” a new pair of slippers for her.
Connection – A gathering of many, friends and acquaintances, old and new, for a surprise celebration of thirty years of marriage for a couple of lifelong friends
Simplifying – Today’s story is about simplifying.
Story – It’s a Beautiful Life
My life is beautiful.
Constancy, variety, clutter, simplicity.
Because my life is beautiful, I take pictures. I take lots and lots of pictures. I take lots of criticism for taking lots of pictures. But that’s what I choose to clutter my life up with; pictures. I take pictures of everything I eat, for example. I do this for two reasons; to kind of keep a journal of my dietary escapades in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle and, because, frankly, I think food is beautiful. I take pictures of all the places I go, all the things I see, the people I love, that is the diary of my life and, as I am lousy with dates, it is also a record of events I oft refer back to. (Continue Reading)