Living a happy life can be simple, but I know it can also be hard to live out in practice. Just being willing to try can make a beautiful difference in your life. Then that beautiful difference can ripple out to all of those that your life touches. Then on to others etc.
I have always tended towards the serious life, but I’ve also always loved laughing and fun. That’s one of the biggest reasons that I married my husband. He always makes me smile.
The parts from the list about stopping comparing yourself to others are essential for many of us. Comparison is the thief of joy and it is rampant, fueled by social media. But, even before social media, there were many ways to constantly compare yourself and come up feeling less than.
Just being aware of the fact that many of us compare ourselves and it hurts our happiness is the first step. Then holding the intention to stop is the next.
The W.A.I.T. tool is great to use here.
When you catch yourself comparing yourself, take the beautiful opportunity to stop and release it.
I had some fun with this list and there could be many more. And there are many other similar lists out there. How to live a happy life for teens. How to live a happy life according to science.
What would you add to the list?
Fresh, healthy and full of flavor, this salad is a different potluck dish. I brought it for a Fourth of July bar-b-que. I created it from the things I had in my refrigerator, the chopped yellow squash, was the leftover insides of the squash I had used for sauteed squash streamers a couple of nights before. The spiralized zucchini was with chicken meatballs. The other veggies I just had around. Next time I would add a red onion, thinly sliced.
Total Time: 20 minutes
1 yellow squash, large, chopped
2 zucchini, large, spiralized
1 cup carrots, grated or matchsticked
1 cup cabbage, shredded
1 tbsp cilantro, fresh or lightly dried
5 garlic cloves chopped
2 tbsp Greek yogurt, fat-free
2 tbsp sour cream, reduced-fat
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp lime juice
Sea salt to taste
Red pepper to taste
Yield: 8 large servings
1 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points
Author: Kim Trotto
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I was a school teacher for 20 years and am a lifetime soul learner. I am still a teacher, just a different curriculum.