Happiness Month! Day 4: Borrow Happiness

Today is Day 4 of Happiness Month and it will be continuing all month long.  This all started at the Secret Society of Happy People and if you want to pop over there and become an Amused Member, you can get a Free 31 Types of Happiness poster.  As you can tell by my daily #HappinessHappens tweets and Facebook posts, I’ve been a member for a long, long time!

Today, to add happiness to your life:  BORROW  HAPPINESS!!  Not all happiness is yours; sometimes the happiness is someone else’s joy that just brings happiness to you.  Borrow the happiness of the birth of an anticipated baby–your first grandchild!!  Borrow the joy of the wedding of your two best friends who are perfect for each other and always have been.   Borrow the up-and-down, bouncing and grinning of your niece or cousin who just won 1st place at the 4H County Fair.    Increase the happiness in your life by noticing, enjoying, commenting on and participating in the happiness of someone else.   Sometimes, it is just that simple!

Over the next days, we’ll be going over all 31 ways to Add Happiness Every Day.  You know too often I hear young people say “He doesn’t make me happy” or “I wish she would make me happy” but you know what?  Happiness is not something that someone else “makes” you feel.  You make choices in your life that can affect your happiness….and ultimately you CHOOSE whether to be happy every day or not.  You can also choose to do things that would add happiness to your life every single today.

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