March 20, 2014

International Happiness Day

Today is International Happiness Day.
It is International Happiness Day, which coincides with the first day of Spring. It is sunny outside, and Linda and I mark today as our 27th anniversary of hanging out together.

We have "no worries", as the take-it-as-it-comes Australians say. We're happy. But happiness is a process, not a destination. How do we make the process smoother?

There are ancient and knowable guidelines that can aide us in our journey.

Humanity has long known that our thoughts are powerful creative devices. Since they are so powerful, it is important to think good thoughts.

Norman Vincent Peale thought that our mental habits could "bring everything into the realm of possibility".

Just as important is to occasionally take a mental break, which is what I plan on doing for the rest of the day.

Here are a few other things that I have found that have the potential to make happiness a possibility:

1. Fill your heart with love.
2. Be your own creative self.
3. Forgive more.
4. Expect less.
5. Think good thoughts (it's worth repeating).
6. Live simply.

Have a happy, happy day.


  1. What a lovely reminder that spring means renewal and joy for us all, not just the flowering trees and plants that surround us. How gorgeous they are! I finally allowed myself to be in tune today and gave into the urge to plant a few new beauties in my patio garden today. Work can wait, spring beckons!

    1. Erin,

      Happy day, and happy Spring. I am looking forward to planting things. In the meantime the crocuses, snowdrops, magnolias, and daffodils around town are keeping me in a spring mood.

  2. I like your blog's content and design.

    1. Anita Fonte,

      Considering the quality of your site, I appreciate your feedback on ours. Thank you so much for the encouragement.

      It makes me happy!

  3. It's still snowing here, but I have hope that all of nature knows that it is indeed Spring!

    1. Miss Marla,

      It may be delayed, but it will NOT be denied. It IS on its way.


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