The Secret to Happiness

How to be grateful when nobody else gives a crap…

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Happiness and gratitude are supposed to be synonymous with the holidays.  Happiness has very little to do with how much you have, in terms of money and possessions, right?  Well, yes – most adults believe that, but it’s tough to be cheery when it’s up to you to put a feast on the table while everyone else watches football.  Or when it’s up to you to somehow figure out how to decorate between soccer games and dance recitals.  Honestly, the holidays is when a lot of us spew platitudes about being thankful while completely overlooking the fact that they’re completely ignoring you.

What?  You mean you don’t want to go grocery shopping after working a 10 hour day and dealing with traffic?  Cooking after work ON TOP OF dinner, three days in a row to make sure the turkey is thawed and brined, along with fresh cranberry sauce, all the sides, and a choice of cheesecake and pumpkin pie?  You don’t look forward to that EVERY YEAR???

Well, I hate to say it but if you’re waiting for everyone else to grant you happiness, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.  Not feeling it but wish you did?

Here’s a simple challenge you can do by yourself.  It costs nothing and doesn’t involve posting fake crap on social media!

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Goals & Getting What You Want

What’s holding you back from achieving your goals?

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Close your eyes for a minute, take a deep breath, and think about your goals as a path through life.  Stuck in a stinky mud pit?  Standing on a beautiful, but lonely plateau?  Wandering in a dark forest?

Why are you where you are instead of where you want to be?

Complete the following sentence: If I had ___________, then I could do _______.

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