20 Aug Do this one thing for real and lasting happiness!
by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)
I’ve written and spoken many times about the benefits of practising gratitude…
…there’s no doubt that focusing more on what we have and less on what we don’t have, attending to the good things in life, and shining a light on what’s right will bring you positive emotions, such as happiness, as well as health, wellbeing and better quality relationships!
But it’s also important to note, that …
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
What does this mean? Well, it means that as well as practising the internal aspects of gratitude, we should not neglect the external aspects of expressing gratitude and appreciation. Thanking others for what they’ve done, telling others you appreciate who they are and that you have them in your life, explaining how someone has had a positive impact on your life … all these actions will lead to you feeling good AND making others around you feel good.
Too often we wait until someone’s leaving our lives or until special occasions before we’re overtly thankful; but why wait?
“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.
I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…
Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)