Five Ways to Find Happiness

The Buddha's path to happiness

Emotional Fitness Tips

Tip One:Practice gratitude constantly. Pause five or more times an hour to take a Calming Breath, close your eyes and say “Thank you.”

Tip Two: Learn to be grateful for the bad stuff. As the Irish say, “Enough is a feast.”  Most of the bad stuff is minor stuff. Not so minor, look for the lessons and be grateful for those.

In too much pain to be grateful? Do what you have to survive and when the pain lifts, then remember to be grateful

Tip Three: Practice kindness in all the ways you can. 

Tip Four: Learn forgiveness of all. Forgive others, forgive yourself. As Thomas Aquinas notes, “To understand all is to forgive all.”

Tip Five: Control what you can. You do not control the wind and the weather, but you can stay inside when rain comes and if not you can dress properly, carry an umbrella, wear a raincoat.

Most of all you can control your attitude about what happens. You can curse and scream, moan and groan, whine and wail, or whistle a happy tune, dance a jig, or Practice an Easy Emotional Fitness Exercise. 

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 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 blesses you.


Post Inspiration: This post was not inspired  by the WordPress Daily  Prompt: Elicit.   However, you can elicit or call forth happiness by

Go here to learn more about the Daily Prompts.

Links of Interest

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

Disclaimer two: Take all advice even mine, carefully.  Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart.  Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you be others.  As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.

Disclaimer three: Forgive my grammatical errors

If  you need perfect posts, you will not find them  here;  I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share what  like me.  Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability,  Some of my posts might be peppered with bad spelling, poor punctuation, and worse words that make no sense.  If  you want to hang in with me, thank you; you are kind. If a post doesn’t make sense or bugs you too much, stop reading, I will understand.


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