Try to make a list of 5 things that make you happy.
Go ahead I will wait 😉
Did you know many people can’t make a ‘Happy List’!
We go through emotional ages that make this answer different…
A young child might be happy with ‘things’
An older child, a good friend and more expensive things 😉
But, it is interesting how most adults would not say it is an ‘object’ that makes them happy. We have been through too many experiences in life that has left us without those we love.
So It is usually being surrounded by our family and friends, or it makes us happy to help others or even to give others’ gifts!
Here is a list of 12 things that ‘Marc’ put together in tribute to Stephen Covey that supports the idea that happiness is derived by actions…doing, creating and nurturing within ourselves. You may have others to add to this list!
I recommend everyone creates a ‘Happy List’ and looks at it daily. Mark off one or more each day and then take a few minutes to honor yourself for making your world a HAPPY place!
Here are a couple of books that answer the question of ‘What Makes You Happy’
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Deep Fulfillment by Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D
Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment, by Gregory Berns
Ok…now, have a SUPER HAPPY DAY and start your list!!!
Just another thought by Dr. Lise’