… but lists without actions are just pieces of paper
Friday Apr. 25, 2014
Is happiness democratic, ubiquitous, desirable?
Not about class, nationality, race.
Doesn’t come with price tags, can’t be bought.
Happiness is free, available to everyone, no resume required – everyone can get in.
Not a job, but payoffs are huge.
Not a career, but this can really take you places.
I can . . .
What can I do?
Last night, I heard a speech, focused on ‘what makes you happy?’, derived from a book the presenter read – its author developed a list, 101 things to make you happy.
I heard the PRO side.
Perhaps no need for a CON.
I went searching – found internet rife with ‘Happy 101’ variations – as if a college course of study. Seems everyone (I exaggerate) who can chew gum and walk at the same time seems to have a blog, website or published a book hawking their list.
We can live happy thoughts and actions.
Or, make lists.
Go ahead, make your list – things that make you happy.
No need to stop at 101.
Some might have 102 or more.
Some, perhaps just 1, or 3, or 4.
If you have time, make a list.
What or who would be on it?
What makes you happy?
Or 101 things?
Everyone can make a list.
Anyone can self-help themselves.
We could start lists of things that make us un-happy.
The un-list would, I suspect, be longer for most people which seems a little depressing at first.
But ask: if I made a list of things that make me unhappy, imagine how happy I could be if I could stroke something off that list?”
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 1C / 34F, cloudy – rain and snow forecast (outlook for the next 4 days is gloomy with tantalizing sunshine and warmth predicted come Tuesday and beyond; we walked … around the property for the first time since last fall – everything looks so drab and grubby. Time to move! … rain started to fall as we returned …
OK Now this I must reply to. Risk is always there. But without risk, where is the fun? I met a chap once that with every new change and new happening in his life, he looked up a book on how to best handle it... I couldn't and still cannot understand the need to analyze. What happened to living life, and taking chances, meeting new potential partners, saying hi and then probably goodbye, never ceasing to live with that RISK. Why not? We meet so many people daily, and one in 1000 or even 5000, may turn out to be compatible and may give us those wonderful butterflies. Ah I remember those... The more chances you take the more chance of finding THE ONE. To me living life is all that "Living it". "It is better to have love and lost than never to have loved at all". Remember that? , NL, Lanark, ON