Happiness Month! Day 15: Grateful

Today is Day 15 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:  Grateful!  What are the things in your life for which you are grateful?  Write a list in your journal and to bring a little happiness shot in the arm, read you Grateful List. Not Grateful DEAD, Grateful LIST.

The word “grateful” is an adjective–and that means it would DESCRIBE the kind of person we are.  Grateful means:

  • Feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful

Do you feel appreciation in your heart for your spouse?  Do you feel kindness?  Are you thankful for your husband or your wife?  Have you said or shown your gratefulness?  Have you told your spouse out loud the things they do that you like?  Or how much you love their sense of humor?  What can you do TODAY to show your spouse that you are grateful for them?  I do realize this is VERY, VERY hard when your spouse is in an affair, but even then there  are things your spouse does for which you can be thankful–like driving the kids to school or picking them up, making lunches, or paying the bills.  Take the time today to make THEIR day: tell them or show them that you are GRATEFUL.

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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