The Secret Society of Happy People declared August as Happiness Happens Month. While life is a series of ups and downs, and we search for the perfect job or partner or house or amount of money that we think will bring us happiness, we often forget that the little things in life truly make us happy. And those are the things that help us through the hard times. Sure, a luxurious spa treatment or a hot-fudge sundae may make us feel good temporarily, but what about the next day, or the day after that?
Not only is it important to recognize and appreciate every moment that brings you joy, it's also important to remember those moments. It's like creating a "happy memories" bank. As with any bank, in order to reap the benefits, you need to make regular deposits. Writing down your happiest moments is an excellent way to do this. It puts them in a permanent memory bank that you can access whenever you're felling low. One happy memory can completely erase a bad hair day!
Here are a few happy moments that people have shared with me. Please feel free to share your own and start the richest happiness bank ever!
- The day I got into my own car when I was 18 and sat behind the wheel after I had finally saved enough money for a down payment.
Create your own happy moments, starting today!
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