In the same way that our mind wanders away and we so often follow, as we think, so too we become. Thanks to The Purpose Fairy’s excellent post, we now have new tools to take charge of what we become!

Now that we have concluded our two month study on one of my favorite articles, “15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently,” I thought it would be helpful to put all the posts, along with the original article link, together in one place in case you want to just read through them one by one.

In my experience, choosing to “be happy” looks different for each person, and is also one of those big ticket “lifetime choices” that we get to keep refining and re-examining all our lives. This can be really fun – in fact, the other day I heard a quote that said, “Make a wish and have FUN with it!” and that sounded like so much fun that I started wishing and wishing, dreaming as I did so about all the fun I was going to have with all those wonderful wishes!

I think we can do the same thing with each of these.

Because each set of opposites below, depending on how you like to interact with your inner and outer world, can be approached as a wish, a prayer, an intention – whatever works for you. The important thing is that we do approach them, examine where there are blocks to our personal happiness, and use our precious time here to unblock those areas so we have more happiness to feel and share.

Here is The Purpose Fairy’s original article again: “15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently.

And here are the 15 posts based on each topic from the article:

  1. Love vs. Fear
  2. Acceptance vs. Resistance
  3. Forgiveness vs. Unforgiveness
  4. Trust vs. Doubt
  5. Meaning vs. Ambition
  6. Praising vs. Criticizing
  7. Challenges vs. Problems
  8. Selflessness vs. Selfishness
  9. Abundance vs. Lack/Poverty
  10. Dreaming Big vs. Being Realistic
  11. Kindness vs. Cruelty
  12. Gratitude vs. Ingratitude
  13. Presence/Engagement vs. Disengagement
  14. Positivity vs. Negativity
  15. Taking Responsibility vs. Blaming

I hope you enjoy these!

Today’s Takeaway: Is there perhaps an article or post that has particularly captured your attention? How could spending some more time with that piece – similarly to how I have worked with this one, but of course in a way that works best for you – really unlock its secrets for you and help you apply its wisdom in your own life?

 


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    Last reviewed: 23 Aug 2012

APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2012). Summary of “15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently”. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 25, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2012/08/summary-of-15-powerful-things-happy-people-do-differently/

 

 

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