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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.

Unending Joy and Peace

The secret to a life of unending joy and peace

involves finding something or someone who will

“come through” for you 100 percent of the time

in any and every situation forever.

Chip Ingram