Happiness Habit 1: Be Thankful

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Is there a secret formula to living a happy life?

So many of us buy into the myth that we have to accumulate certain things to be happy such as a luxury car or home, a high paying job, and certain brands of clothing, furniture, etc.

Things can positively affect our happiness for a short time. It has been suggested that we buy experiences not things, which can help create memories that extends for a longer period of time.

To make happiness a daily experience, we have to be intentional about it.

Throughout the next several days, I will share a number of practices to help you activate happiness on a daily basis.

The first happiness habit is thankfulness.   Thankfulness 3

You have to understand that to be thankful for life, food, shelter, employment, health, and relationships in our lives is a choice. You can be thankful in good times and not so good times.

Authentic happiness is not dependent on your circumstances. Imagine if it did. It would be like a roller coaster.

Some people practice thankfulness by

  • Keeping a journal
  • Meditating on what they are thankful for
  • Writing a list of things they are thankful for daily.
  • Praying

So, activate your happiness today by practicing thankfulness. You will see that you have more than you need and your heart will become bigger with joy.

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