Did you make New Year’s resolutions?
If you stuck to them, congratulations. If you’re like most of us, however, those resolutions evaporated from your consciousness in a few weeks.
Regardless of how you fared in this annual practice, here’s an opportunity to start anew, but with just one resolution: make happiness a habit.
What is Color Your Life Happy Day?
August 9th “Color Your Life Happy Day”, is a day to participate in something you enjoy, some activity that will make you happy and others too. Then make a decision to make it a habit to continue finding joy, pleasure, and a way to help others for the rest of the year.
Happiness is not a destination, but the things we do along the way as we live our lives. At the end of their lives, many wish they had slowed down, worked less, and spent more time enjoying family, friends and fun activities. Don’t let this be you.
Regrets are a waste. Do the things that bring you and others joy and happiness everyday.
The Origin of Color Your Life Happy Day
This special celebration was inspired by the memory of my mother, Mildred S. Morris, who would have turned 106 years old this year (she passed at age 92 in 2002.) She was a hairstylist by trade, but spent her life making people happy with her music. She played piano and organ from childhood through her mid 80’s for many churches, organizations and events. Everyone who ever heard her play was touched by her lively and fervent style.
How to Participate
Please join me in starting to make happiness a habit on Color Your Life Happy Day, August 9th.
- take time off to read a book you’ve longed to finish
- join the courageous who decide to get control of the clutter that has been making them very unhappy
- rent a Harley or Segway to go for a fun ride
- become a tourist in your own town and visit a museum or other local treasure you’ve never seen
- visit a local convalescent home to spend some time with a resident who never gets visitors.
- You may choose to
Get busy thinking of how you will celebrate
Color Your Life Happy Day, is not just for today, but every day.
Take a picture showing your happiness habit and post it on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook using the hashtag #coloryourlifehappy.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be grand or spectacular by anyone else’s standards. It just has to be something that makes you and/or others happy.
I’m looking forward to the wonderful array of photos. Don’t forget the hashtag #coloryourlifehappy
How to Get More Happiness Ideas
Want help coming up with happiness habits?
Here are a few from my book, Color Your Life Happy: Create Your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve:
- dance or sing to music you enjoy
- volunteer for a cause you believe in
- connect with a pet
- savor the moment you’re in
- say “yes” to yourself
- create something
- reduce stress and relax by coloring the creative activities in Color Your Life Happy Coloring Book for Adults
For more detailed guidance on handling change and adversity, harmonizing family and work, and creating the life you want and deserve, go to Amazon and get the paperback or ebook at http://amzn.to/2aAZH8D
How to Promote the Happiness Habit
What a great way to support the right to happiness
we all deserve.
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