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08

Aug

Happiness Happens Day!

In celebration of “Happiness Happens Day”, we came up with 25 things that make us happy… 

          

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it’s all that matters"- Audrey Hepburn

Happiness:

1. Falling in love

2. Going to the beach

3. Laughing so hard your stomach hurts

4. Playing with a new puppy

5. Baking cookies

6. Taking the back road

7. Getting mail

8. A hot shower

9. Hearing your favorite song

10. Laughing for absolutely no reason

11. Catching up with an old friend

12. A bubble bath

13. Remembering inside jokes

14. Waking up and realizing you still have time to sleep

15. Overhearing someone say something nice about you

16. Late night phone calls that last for hours

17. Watching the sunrise

18. Swinging on swings

19. Buying new shoes

20. Dancing in your PJs

21. Family time

22. Going on a road trip

23. Girls night in with your best friends

24. Getting caught in summer rain

25. Doing the right thing no matter what people think

Take time out of your day and make a list of everything that makes YOU happy!

11

Jul

You don’t have to pay to brighten someone’s day!

Today is not only “hump day” (hooray) but also national “Cheer Up The Lonely Day”. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives we often forget about the people who are far less fortunate than us- many without the support systems of solid family and friends. Today is the day to make these people’s days- and guess what? You have the ability to do so without spending a penny!

Yeah, you can do “small acts of kindness” like pay for the person in back of you’s meal at the drive-through or donate to a philanthropic cause- but it’s just as easy to spread joy with a simple smile. As cliche as “just crack a smile” sounds- the easy action has many benefits to both the recipient and the one doing the good deed! 

 

For example, according to PsyBlog, when people share with each other they tend to display genuine smiles- and when said smile is sprawled across someone’s beautiful face they are rated higher in both generosity and extraversion! Also, as one of the simple social pleasures of life, a study conducted by Hinsv and Tomhave (1991) found that about 50% of people reciprocate a grin directed at them with a smile of their own! Pretty good odds for spreading smiles around if you ask us! 

So cheers to good deeds today on “Cheer Up the Lonely” day- we promise you’ll feel just as good as the people whose days you make:)

08

Jun

because its finally Friday!

because its finally Friday!