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My Happiness Challenge Day 25
Saturday, July 15, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 25. Watch less TV. Tuning in has been linked to an increased desire for material possessions, and every hour you watch leads to a lower level of contentment. One thing about this year's summertime Sparking, I don't even turn on... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 24
Thursday, July 13, 2017      5 comments

Happy people... 24. Believe in themselves, which can increase life satisfaction by about 40%. This may be my number one problem that I have got to work on! I don't know why I have such a negative self image! I need to remember all of ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 23
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      2 comments

Happy People... 23. Understand that no other person will increase their happiness. Married people are only slightly happier than single people, according to one study. I grew up watching all the old Disney princess cartoons where the h... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 22
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      3 comments

Happy people... 22. Know that happiness isn't commensurate with one's income. Studies have found that those earning tens of millions of dollars are only slightly happier than those who are in the working class. Money definitely can't buy happi... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 21
Monday, July 10, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 21. Don't worry about what other people think. They do their best to cultivate self-confidence. It's hard not to worry about what other people think of you when you love them so much and you want to keep them in your life. I ne... Read more
My Happiness Cahallenge Day 20
Sunday, July 09, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 20. Laugh—even at themselves—and they find humor in most situations, when appropriate. For the past 15 years, my friends and I have been taking a ladies' only trip to Grand Lake in NE Oklahoma. That's where I am now. We spen ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 19
Friday, July 07, 2017      0 comments

Happy people... 19. Say nice things about other people. They limit gossip, avoid name calling and understand that words can wound as deeply as a sword. I am the worst about badmouthing my family. Mostly because their antics are entert... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 18
Thursday, July 06, 2017      3 comments

Happy people... 18. Are grateful. A University of Pennsylvania professor taught a single happiness-enhancing strategy to a group of severely depressed people: Log on to a website and write down three good things that happened to them that day,... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 17
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      3 comments

Happy people... 17. Don't sit back and wait for happiness to happen. "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." —Benjamin FranklIn. This is the reason I started... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 16
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 16. Know that focusing on extrinsic factors like money and success often leads to anxiety and depression, not happiness. Thank goodness this is not my problem. I don't know what my problem is, ha-ha, but at least this isn... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 15
Monday, July 03, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 14. Understand that when things go really, really wrong, people often thrive. They suffer, yes, but they react, take action, and move on. 15. See misfortune not as something they deserve due to a past transgression, but a... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 14
Sunday, July 02, 2017      5 comments

I'm going to go off book tonight and just talk about what happened today. My husband and I spent the day at Universal Studios. Riding a ride today, I realized that I had left something in my pocket that was going to be picked up by the metal det... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 13
Friday, June 30, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 13. Do things for themselves, not just for others. "Happiness does not consist in things themselves but in the relish we have of them; and a man has attained it when he enjoys what he loves and desires himself, and not what ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 12
Thursday, June 29, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 12. Know happiness isn't based on social status, a job or even health. These things account for only 10% in people's differences in happiness, experts say. What is happiness based on? Not social status but having good ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 11
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      4 comments

Happy people... 11. Know that good things will also happen—-and that even good things affect our lives less in the long run than we think they will. I don't know; I've got some pretty great things that have happened that I think "man,... Read more

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