The secret to happiness lies in making others happy.
Emotional Fitness Training Tips
Tip one: Go for the bronze. The glow of happiness Camus refers to is the Olympic Gold Medal of Kindness. Not always obtainable. Going for the Bronze Medal is more realistic.
Tip two: Start with small steps directed at strangers. BWhen I walked the mean streets of New York City, I always looked for something I could compliment when passing by the strangers. Usually, it was a scarf a woman wore, sometimes the dog someone was walking, and sometimes it was just a “Looking great” thrown at a man or woman who had obviously taken time to look their best. Their surprized and happy looks made me happy.
Tip three: Enjoy the journey. Even going for Olympic Bronze Medal of Kindness takes time and practice. Concentrating on the journey promises more.
Today’s Emotional Fitness exercise
Make three strangers smile at a compliment you pass their way.
As soon as your child starts talking, teach the power of kindness.
This post was inspired by two things: the Camus quote and then this one word prompt “Secret” found here. Word Press Daily Prompt It seems for 2016, many of the Daily Prompts will be to write a post in response to one word. I like that idea.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO
Remember to share all you find of value on the internet. All who post crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness bless you.
PS. As my next eBook Defang Fear in All Its Many Disguises is not yet ready to be published, my eBook Cross Train Your Brain with 12 Easy Emotional Exercises will stay free for now. Go to the sidebar to download a PDF file.
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.