Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy

I believe in pursuing happiness every chance I get. This not only increases my happiness, but makes me more content with loving the ordinary day to day parts of my life. This is what drove me to watch a documentary like Happy. This award winning documentary interviews the leading scientists in happiness research and allows us to peak inside the lives of people all over the world. While it reiterated many of the things I already knew, I found it very enjoyable and particularly liked the interviews with the motivational speaker and the 100-year-olds in Japan. Go ahead and take a peek at the trailer below: 


"We should really be thinking of happiness as a skill which is no different than learning to play the violin or learning to play golf."


And now I would like to take a moment to find joy in the ordinary. I am grateful for:
  • My wonderful husband whose loving care nourishes my soul daily.
  • 40 degree weather. 40 is the new 60 here in Spokane.
  • Youtube workouts which continue to peak my interest and motivate me to break a sweat.
  • Books. An addiction which gives and takes.
  • New experiences. I was particularly thrilled this week to make my first ever purchase at Sephora. I was always too intimidated to go in before, but I left feeling more beautiful than ever.
  • The Lord's direction in my life. I need it constantly and would be lost without it.
  • My exuberantly beautiful son. I kiss his cheeks daily and cannot imagine that a more heavenly child ever existed. May he grow up slowly.

1 comment:

Mara Meservy said...

that happiness as a skill quote is one of the most profound i've read on this subject!! i'm gonna share it with my seminary class!