Yet again, great advice coming from The Happiness Movement at Live Happy. When you actually take the time to share with someone, in writing (or typing), why you appreciate them, something magical seems to happen.
Not only does it have the power to lift up the person that receives it and make them feel special, it ends up causing you to be deeply present to all the great people you have in your life, and that does indeed make you happier.
This week, Tallulah ends up writing an appreciative letter to her landlord. Could it be she was a little too generous with her money during the week 6 assignment?
Following on from the last step of the Happiness Movement in which Tallulah and Marge perhaps went a little over board with the generosity assignment This week’s assignment is to spend a moment writing an appreciative email or letter to someone. Perhaps necessary if one overspends and has to back peddle a little with ones landlord on the rent check. Anyway. Life moves at such a ferocious lick that at times writing more than essential emails and such can seem out of our grasp so the challenge this week is to take a moment to do just that. Bon courage one and all and let us know how you get on.
Sometimes we can think that being generous amounts to spending money on people but actually, despite what Tallulah and Marge get up to in this weeks episode it doesn’t always need to come down to money.
Time is perhaps our most precious commodity so whether or not you’re splashing cash or simply having a couple of tea with someone I do believe that being generous will improve ones happiness levels. As laid out in Live Happy’s Happiness Movement.
Obviously we goof around a lot at Feathers and Toast HQ, but we couldn’t be more serious about the benefits of joining The Happiness Movement at Live Happy and following their insightful steps to living a happier life.
Even if all you ever did was this weeks assignment alone (which was to find and share inspirational content) I sincerely believe you would see your happiness quotient go up tenfold.
I mean consider this: we only have 24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year and about 100 years in a life, if we’re lucky, and yet there is infinite amounts of information to know. I think we can agree that even if we spent every waking second of that life learning, we would barely scratch the surface of what there is to know. So knowing ahead of time that you will never ever get to it all, what information will you choose to spend your precious time learning and sharing?
I’m not a scientist but I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that if you use that time learning and sharing positive, healthy, inspirational information then in general, you will end up a pretty happy person. Just some food for thought.
And with that I will leave you with Tallulah and Marge. It seems Marge got so excited by this weeks assignment that she’s actually reclaiming her power much to Tallulah’s chagrin.
The assignment for this week on our journey with the Happiness Movement was to keep a gratitude journal. Marge forgot to do hers, but luckily Tallulah took the liberty of doing one for her on her behalf.
Did you keep a gratitude journal? Tell us about it.
It’s funny. Ever since we started this Happiness Movement it seems life has thrown out bigger and bigger challenges to throw us off our path, and this week is absolutely one of the toughest, but I am happy to say our fearless leaders, Tallulah and Marge, are persevering anyway.
This weeks challenge was to cultivate gratitude by focusing on all the wonderful things in your life and I must admit those folks over at Live Happy are really on to something, because it is near impossible to be down when you’re thinking about all those amazing people and things.