Superhighway to Happiness

Sometimes we might find ourselves thinking happiness is the result of all the right wheels turning at just the right time.

Happiness is a fuzzy concept, meaning many different things to many people...well being, quality of life and a sense of flourishing. Ever met someone who stayed positive even when they’re having an off day? The greatest discovery of any generation is that we can alter our life by altering our attitude.

As they slid along the superhighway toward the first and largest of the Venusian cities, Astro pointed out the sights.
— The Revolt on Venus by Carey Rockwell

To keep happiness in perspective, becoming more aware, moment to moment is a rewarding connection

Just for fun, here's a short list of a few sweet moments to raise your happiness meter.

  1. Falling in love.

  2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

  3. A hot shower.

  4. No lines at the supermarket.

  5. The family.

  6. A cheeky glance.

  7. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things never change.

  8. Gift giving.

  9. A drive in the country.

  10. Hearing your favourite song on the radio and singing your heart out.

  11. Listening to the rain on the roof.

  12. Strawberries with chocolate.

  13. Relaxing in a bubble bath.

  14. Smiling for no reason.

  15. Great conversation.

  16. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things never change.

  17. Whipping up a chocolate cake and licking the spoon.

  18. Finding a 20 dollar note in your coat pocket from last winter.

  19. Receiving a letter in the mail.

  20. Laughing at yourself.

  21. The beach.

  22. Running through the rain.

  23. Learning something new.

  24. Having someone tell you that you're lovely.

  25. Friends and acquaintances.

  26. Waking up and realizing you still have a hours left to sleep.

  27. The first kiss with the love of your life.

  28. Playing with a puppy.

  29. Late night phone calls that last for hours.

  30. Someone playing with your hair.

  31. The first coffee of the day.

  32. A snuggly bed.

  33. Steamy hot chocolate.

  34. Holding hands with someone you care about.

  35. Knowing that somebody misses you.

  36. Watching the sunrise.

  37. Seeing the sparkle in another's eyes.

  38. Doing a random act of kindness for a complete stranger.

  39. Hugging someone we care about deeply.

  40. Knowing I've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day and I’m going to be happy in it.
— Groucho Marx

Create your ride to happiness with your own list or steal this one.

When happiness is a choice, why not make happiness your number one goal.

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