Why Some People Are Almost Always Happy?

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Carolyn and Mikol here.
How’s your happiness quotient? Science tells us that if you want to increase your “happiness quotient” every day, it’s important to take time and verbally acknowledge the present blessings in your life.

We wanted to share a moment of reflection about some of our blessings and what we have to be grateful for as Thanksgiving approaches.

One of our family traditions at our Thanksgiving meal is to go around the table and to have each one share something we’re especially thankful for.

I’m going to say lots of things, including that I’m grateful for my health, my loving husband, and the wonderful relationship we share. I get up in the morning and nothing hurts. I feel energetic and ready to go. My husband joins me just about every morning for our 3 mile walk to start our day.

The exercise habit keeps our weight in check, our moods in check and the ups and downs of life easier to manage. We talk as we walk at a brisk pace, sharing ideas, worries, and good feelings too.

We talk about our kids, our work, the problems we have and our plans. We get inspired. We get discouraged. Sometimes we argue a little until we figure out what to do. It works.

We live on a hill and the climb at the end of the walk is the hardest part. Some days, when I’m more sluggish, Mikol takes my hand and gives me a boost. Less often, I do the same for him. We share this moment of getting there to the top together, truly symbolic of our lives.

It is so much to be grateful for! I feel like the luckiest woman alive. I know that respecting and nurturing our relationship is part of why it succeeds, and I put plenty into it, but sometimes, it just feels like dumb luck.

It’s our wish for you this Thanksgiving that you’ll be able to spot something in your life that feels like that, too. Just goodness, luck, great fortune in something. We hope you will savor and appreciate it.

Many of us spend the holiday with our aging parents or other loved ones. At AgingParents.com, we want to remind you that you never know if there will be another Thanksgiving with these same loved ones. Just be in the moment.

We suggest that you verbally give thanks for having this time, no matter what condition your aging parents may be in now. We say, savor the moment, make no assumptions, and do what you can to be tuned in to what you need as well as what your family needs.

If being with your aging parents brings up some things that are cause for concern for you, why not make a note of them? If you need to get a bit of advice from Mikol or me about your list of concerns, you may email them. We’ll take the most frequently asked questions and answer them in our next newsletter, just for you.

If you want an immediate response or need our support, you can get our help on a quick consultation by clicking here.

May your own Thanksgiving, in whatever form it takes, be a moment of reflection on what we have, rather than what we don’t have. And may it bring you joy in that appreciation.

Until next time, our best to you,

Carolyn and Mikol

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 November 2010 12:11 )

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