Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There's so much to happiness

I was asked to be a "pioneer" for a start-up website called Happify, a site that's doing its bit to lift the spirits of internet users anywhere.

Now that Happify has been up and running for a while and has greatly expanded its exercises and offerings, the business also has begun something it calls Happify Daily. Because I think a lot about happiness (and blog about it as well) and know that you and I make choices about being happy or unhappy, I was intrigued by what I read in yesterday's Daily.

"Happiness is not:
• Feeling hunky-dory all the time
• Having all the money you could ever want
• Refusing to see the negative stuff in the world
• A final destination."

Happify Daily also pointed out that happy people are healthier:
• They have lower rates of cardiovascular disease
• They have better immunity
• They heal faster after injuries
• They're more likely to have a healthier diet
• They live longer.

And the Daily said we can get more happiness from a good experience by sharing it with others and by dwelling on the moment. I can't really add anything to that. It speaks for itself.

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