So apparently today is International-Day-of-Happiness. Which is a bit hard on an Irish die hards around the world, as it’s the Monday after St Patrick’s Weekend.
But we’ll do our best, in the spirit of the global community.
We are lying 15th, which isn’t too shabby at all. And having visited Norway, I can see why it’s at the top.
I feel that happiness around the globe, and in our communities starts with us.
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesop
And we can help others; and part of that can be as simple as a smile.
And fake it ’til you make it if you have to.
I was listening to the Mark Rowe talk at the local Enterprise Week event run by the Bank of Ireland in Ardkeen. He said a simple sentence that really struck a chord with me.
“We are the leaders of our own well being”. And this really hit home to me. We can’t complain that someone else is out exercising/achieving their goals. They can’t make us go for a run, or set our life goals up.
I’ve recently started learning Italian, using a super little app called Duolingo. Spending 5 minutes learning how to ask for gelato really puts a smile on my face.
And I have been meaning to finish my new vision board for ages. Maybe it’s time to stop procrastinating and get doing. A vision board is great for focusing the mind. It helps to clear my mind of self doubt, and that “stop” word “Can’t”. My fab sister in law is a master at them, but always reminds me that a little progress each day adds up to big results. I need to get out of my own way and stride towards my bigger picture. Hopefully making others happy along the way. And giving them a yummy cake or two won’t go astray I’m sure either.