Happiness Activity: Acts Of Kindness

kindness in words creates confidence.
kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Seeing as ‘acts of kindness’ is apparently one of the happiness activities that I may find the most rewarding, I have decided I am going to do five good deeds per week – no matter how small (I was going to say no matter how big, or small – but let’s be realistic here, I can’t afford to pay for someone to go on a round the world trip, so that just ain’t gonna happen).

Apparently if you’re going to do 5 small things for others for optimum ‘happiness results’ it’s best to do them all in one day, otherwise they may not be distinguishable from what you would normally do, but I figure baby steps first, right? Right. Anyway, here’s what I’ve done so Far:  Continue reading →

Thought Of The Day: On Over-thinking

I saw the following quote and thought I would share it with you; I’m guilty of over thinking and dwelling on the past, and the what-ifs, but in the end, none of that matters. Tomorrow is a new day, a new chapter, a new beginning.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The How Of Happiness

On Sunday a friend of mine lent me a book called ‘The How Of Happiness‘, which has been, for me at least, an enjoyable and interesting read. Yes, it’s a self-help book, but it’s one that doesn’t make me want to go: “Oh for fuck’s sake, will you just shut the fuck up you condescending asshat?!” – which is the effect most self-help books have on me.

I guess the reason I like this book so much is because it isn’t one of those ‘touchy-feely-if-you-want-it-you-will-get-it’ type books, it’s practical and empowering and as my friend put it: “it’s based on actual scientific research instead of the usual self-help bullshit”. Word  Continue reading →

Music Monday: Macy Gray

music monday

Get up, get out
And do somethin’
Don’t let the days of your life pass you by
You got to
Get up, get out
And do somethin’
How will you make it if you never even try
Get up, get out
And do somethin’
Can’t spend your whole life tryin’ to get high
You got to get up, get out
And do somethin’
‘Cause you and I have to do
For you and I

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