Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6: What 10 Things Make Me Happy

Recently I read an article about 10 things that are scientifically proven to make you happy:

1.   Exercise
2.   Sleep more
3.   Move close to your work/shorten your commute
4.   Spend more time with friends and family
5.   Go outdoors
6.   Help others
7.   Practice smiling
8.   Plan a trip but don't take a trip
9.   Meditate
10. Be grateful

Great list, right?  But some don't apply so I decided to make up my own '10 things' that DO make me happy.

1.   Family... my beautiful family.

2.   Reading and Meditation

"A reader lives a thousand lives 
before he dies, said Jojen. 
The man who never reads lives only one."
- George R. R. Martin

3.   Writing, every day, if only just 15 minutes.

4.   Sketching/painting (not painting with a roller on a ladder against a wall of one sort or another)

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep"
- Scott Adams

5.   Gardening

6.   Plan and take a trip... even if it is just down the road.

7.   Good sleep

8.   Exercise

9.   Good food

10. Gratitude and Worship...

"The worship most acceptable to God 
comes from a thankful and cheerful heart."
- Plutarch

Wishing you all well.
See you tomorrow.  

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