“I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live - that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”
Recently, I read an article about 12 things that Happy People do differently than the rest of us. These things are called “Happiness Tips”. It’s an interesting list, but I’m also not sure I agree with all of them and I am not sure it is inclusive of some very other important “Happiness Tips”.
I decided to write down what I think, one tip at a time. I serve this up to you to think about your own reactions and, hopefully, start a dialogue.
Tip Number 1 Express gratitude. –
This is something I usually do very well. But then, I have so much to be grateful for. As I type this, I am on my bed with several dogs and cats cuddling up to me. I am well-fed and can afford my medicines. I own the roof over my head and if this isn’t the fanciest place in the world, well, who cares. It’s home and I love it.
Yes, Gratitude is very important. To be happy, you have to appreciate what you have. It’s almost the definition of what it means to be happy. I don’t understand how you can be happy if you are not grateful.
So what do you think?