My Happiness List

The other day, while in the office and looking for some files in the storage area, I stumbled upon a dusty book. Since I am a sucker for books, especially ones that seem inspiring and in search of an owner, I put it aside to skim through.

The seemingly children’s book (no idea how it even ended up in a child-free office like mine) is a gem. Also, as of last night it found a new home and currently resides in Queens 😉

My Happiness List

While I see myself as a very positive person, I tend to fall off the wagon occasionally, especially in January (and a bit of February too) with these temperatures being below freezing, it is just too easy to feel a bit blue (whiny, ungrateful and just overall cranky).

I definitely appreciate an unexpected source of happiness quotes and some suggestions on how to put myself in a happy state of mind. Of course all good things require some sort of work. But fear not, this work is actually pleasant. A ‘Happiness List’! That seems easy, right?

My Happiness List

Gratitude

I truly believe there is no happiness without gratitude. And no matter what is currently going on in our lives, we always have something to be grateful for.

My Happiness List

Ask uplifting questions

  • What am I happy about in my life?
  • What is going well?
  • What am excited about?
  • What can I look forward to?

My Happiness List

Happiness = Dogs

Do you agree? 🙂

My Happiness List

Telling someone you care makes both of you happier

And it’s free!

My Happiness List

My Happiness List

  • When I hear my dad joking and in high spirits (this is when I know he is well and I don’t worry)
  • When I receive photo and video updates of my nieces
  • When T. dances for me (and does ‘the big bird’ pose!)
  • Full fridge right after grocery shopping
  • My sewing machine!
  • Christmas tree
  • Silky hand cream
  • Sleeping in on a Saturday and coffee in bed
  • The smell of spring in the air
  • Cabarete in Dominican Republic
  • A bath
  • First night in fresh sheets

Would is on your list?

 

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