21 Oct A secret to happiness that you might not expect
via the Huffington Post by Sammy Solomon
There will always be good days and bad days. But there is always something good to be found in those bad days.
Last week in one of my classes at USC, we had guest speaker Todd Lieman, founder of the “A Day Well Lived” project, speak about his work, uncovering one key way to improving overall happiness: gratitude. On the darkest of days, Lieman would think long and hard about what he was thankful for – a practice that isn’t just limited to Thanksgiving – writing down three things each night before bed that he was grateful for. He later instilled this same practice in his son in order to reinforce what’s really important in life. (I encourage you to try it for yourself)!
Feeling inspired, I began to put this philosophy into practice myself, writing down three things I was thankful for each night before bed. Today my three things are: 1) that it is sunny and 75 outside, 2) that my mom sent me a wonderful care package, and 3) that my roommate picked up my favorite type of hummus at Whole Foods ― it’s all about the little things!
Let those people who mean the most to you know how you feel by putting into words just how grateful you are to have them in your life.
Happiness; gratitude; family and friends…read the full & original article HERE