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Gratefulness in trying times………

 

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Top tips for happiness

Pig helping lamb

I stay happy as a pig in mud by being kind to my little buddies.

Want to be happier?……….. four top tips to improve your happiness……………..

In all of my years of researching and learning about happiness, I have come to four top tips to practice on a daily basis that can really shift and improve your happiness levels. Continue reading

Are you happy?

Do I look happy to you? Stop asking me if I'm happy. I'M NOT HAPPY!

Do I look happy to you? Stop asking me if I’m happy. I’M NOT HAPPY!

What does “HAPPY” mean to you? I know  that when some people think of a blog about happiness they conjure up the critical image of air head  people seeking a magical life with constant laughter, singing cheerful songs and merrily skipping through life without a care in the world. A sort of heady, fairytale existence where nothing goes wrong and everyone loves each other unconditionally all of the time. I know some people see happiness as the pot of gold at the end of the illusive rainbow. They think that finding such happiness is an unrealistic and naively idealistic quest, only for the foolish.  Well, according to the dictionary, (and to me), to be HAPPY is to be or have contentment, pleasure or joy.  So when I ask are you happy, I am not asking if all aspects of your life are paradise or bliss.  I am not asking if your every experience is enchanted and that you fantastically live a  life beyond your wildest dreams. No, when I ask if you are happy I am      asking if you have contentment in some aspects or your life. Are you able  to find joy and pleasure in your day-to-day life and are you mostly positive about your life and your future? We are all human and have our ups and downs, we have hits and misses and we all have stressful/trying periods in our lives. But that does not mean that we cannot also be happy. You don’t need to be happy 100% of the time to be classed as a happy person.   Continue reading

Gratitude….it’s the best attitude…..

We are happy as pigs in mud!!!!

We are happy as pigs in mud!!!!

Now I try to be happy as often as possible, but as we know, real life happens and our happiness stores can literally get drained. The other day, I was having a particularly, great day, I was as happy as a pig in mud…… Everything just felt good. I thought to myself “why do I feel so good???” Had I found a new wonder drug??? Had I received a raise at work??  Had our teenagers cleaned the house?????? NO, none of the above……But I did find my answer…I was having “Grateful day”:  It made me realize how feeling grateful literally boosted my mood.  It was as if taking stock and taking a moment to smell the roses had slapped me in the face and said “You are one lucky lady.”

“Why are you so grateful?” I hear you ask me. Continue reading