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7/1/14 12:13 A

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Happiness is featured on our SP Start page today:

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If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
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6/9/14 10:30 A

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I like this guy! I hadn't heard of him before today. One thing he says in the videos on this webpage is that we have to turn our brains into noise-cancelling headphones...

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5/30/14 2:06 P

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A study from the Journal of Transportation says people who cycle are the "happiest"...so let's go for a bike ride!

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/0
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5/29/14 1:52 P

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Easy energy boosters from Gretchen:
www.gretchenrubin.com/happiness_proj
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5/22/14 10:38 A

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Love that! Thanks for sharing!

I just filled 100 water balloons for my son's class party! I look forward to playing with the kids instead of just standing by taking pictures today!
WooHoo!

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5/22/14 10:15 A

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Happy photo:
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5/21/14 10:56 A

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School is almost over here! 2 more days...it's been a very tough year for my kids. So as soon as the school bus drops them off on Friday we are leaving for the beach!
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3/20/14 9:31 A

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Happy thought: today is the Spring Equinox and this tough winter is on its way out!
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2/27/14 2:06 P

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I saw that article this morning but haven't had time to read it yet...I will check it out though!
I also got 20 extra points for the team today...Yay!
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I finally just got the book yesterday...so I will start reading and get caught up!
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2/27/14 9:58 A

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51 Habits of Happy People! Do you do any of these?

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2/11/14 9:44 A

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I don't dislike my job but I still like this article.

www.fastcompany.com/3024686/how-to-b
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a-success-at-everything/how-to-find-R>happiness-in-a-job-you-hate


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1/23/14 11:22 A

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This isn't directly about happiness....but handwritten letters seem like a happiness activity! Today is apparently National Handwriting Day.

mentalfloss.com/article/33508/4-bene
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12/15/13 10:49 A

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I guess I'd define happiness about the same way you do! It's not about luxury or excitement but about contentedness, acceptance and peace.

Here's a nice article on Gretchin's blog about how we can feel more meaning in our days if we have a plan:
gretchenrubin.com/happiness_project/
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12/6/13 6:21 P

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How do you define happiness?

Right now I think happiness is being at peace and enjoying whatever it is that one is doing -- enjoying the moment.

Is it possible to happy all the time? I guess it depends on one's definition of happiness.

This month I am working on being aware of my negative thoughts and assumptions. I was surprised how many times I wanted to choose to not do what I needed to do -- procrastination?



Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.


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12/3/13 9:16 P

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Wise words! Sometimes that's pretty hard to do, but for sure it's more peaceful. That's a good article to have in mind as the stressful holiday season starts. I don't have any family drama these days but I can still learn from that article, thanks for posting!

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12/3/13 8:48 P

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During December I am working on the suggestions in the above article.

1. Look for the positive. I came from a family that always looked for worst possible outcome.
When I find myself stressing, I am fearing the worst. Once I change my thoughts to a positive and more realistic outcome, stress evaporates.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.


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12/2/13 12:35 P

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Share something you're grateful for or some wise words about happiness!

I'm grateful for a nice weekend visit with my parents, mild weather, my morning smoothie and the charity bake sale in my office today!

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