Happy People

I recently read on a blog, www.pbfingers.com, a post about joyful people.  It had some really good points and made me look a little closer into my life and what makes me happy and brings me joy.  Here is a list of what she posted on her blog:

They surround themselves with other happy people

  • They smile when they mean it
  • They cultivate resilience
  • They try to be happy
  • They are mindful of the good
  • They appreciate simple pleasures
  • They devote some of their time to giving
  • They let themselves lose track of time (and sometimes they can’t help it)
  • They nix small talk for deeper conversation
  • They spend money on other people
  • They make a point to listen
  • They uphold in-person conversation
  • They look on the bright side
  • They value music
  • They unplug
  • They get spiritual
  • They make exercise a priority
  • They get outside
  • They sleep
  • They laugh
  • They walk the walk


I love this list.  I think it should be something you hang on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror and review daily.  It should be something we strive to do every single day.  I’m sure we could all add or take a few things away to personalize it a little more.  I would add spend time with family, make lasting meaningful friendships, appreciate your partner or spouse, to name a few.  I definitely think I’m better at some of these than others!  For my New Year’s Resolution, I am going to make a personalized list, hang it on my mirror, and look at it daily.  I hope to work on my list throughout the year.


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