Happiness is special because it’s entirely up to you to determine what makes you happy and to identify that happiness. Maybe happiness to you is a silly childhood memory. Maybe it’s a special story of a beautiful place or person in your life. Maybe it’s that moment every morning when you get to work, sit down, and take that first sip of coffee. Or maybe it’s the thought of quitting your job and traveling the world.
Over and over again we do not recognize all the happiness that is surrounding us. We can look at our memoires and feel no sense of joy or accomplishment. We can go through our daily routine and easily overlook countless reasons to be happy. But why would you do that when you can choose to be happy? Choosing happiness is healthy, fun, and beneficial to those around you. It can make you dance, laugh, scream and even cry. Happiness is beautiful.
So often we fanaticize about living a life full of perpetual happiness. We think about how great it would be if we lived with a heart exploding with joy and a constant smile on our face. With the celebration of Happiness Happens Month this August, we are reminded that happiness is not just a dream but also a reality. Throughout this month, people are encouraged to act upon their happiness by identify and expressing individual happiness and accepting and congratulating others in their personal happiness. We should all embrace joy and help happiness happen with those around us! This month we should strive to experience happiness – to taste, touch, hear, smell, and feel it on a daily basis.
A great way to get in touch with your personal happiness is through mindfulness mediation. Mindfulness meditation helps us to be present with whatever is happening in our lives, no matter what it is. It’s an openhearted way to find your own happiness! Simply sit down, pay attention to your breathing, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. Give it a try!
The science of happiness is increasingly suggesting a strong link between happiness and health. Check out this list of health benefits that are caused by happiness!
- Adds several years to life expectancy
- Better sleeping habits
- Lower heart rate
- Lower levels of stress hormones
- Lower levels of cytokines that are markers for disease
- Lower rate of heart disease
- More immune boosting blood cells
- More emotional stability
- Better sleeping habits
- Stronger relationships
At Blooming Moon we make a effort daily to spread joy & happy feelings to our community. Join us!