Today, I have created a new maneuver for this blog. Starting this afternoon, every Thursday will be Thanksgiving Thursday.
I think a weekly day of thanks is an important element to everyone’s happiness, even breast cancer survivors who may feel that the world has turned against them. Survivors are not the only one’s to feel this way; most people who have truly lived have felt this way at one time or another.
Regardless of any pain, most human beings have a lot to be thankful for. First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and my close friends. I am also thankful for having two great jobs that allow me to learn and grow and write, write, write – one of my biggest passions in life.
What are you most thankful for? The warm summer months ahead? That phone call from a dear friend or loved one? Let us know!
Today’s happiness tip was provided to me by a man named Paul whose daughter is battling cancer. This young woman has clearly set a great example to all cancer survivors, as she makes sure to enjoy every moment she’s given.
Paul explained how his daughter chooses an attractive outfit to wear each and every day. By choosing a comfortable and appealing outfit, she feels confident and happy.
Along with these points, it’s important to remember the good moments in life and to take advantage of every moment we’re given. This means that one should try to make a connection with other human beings and to choose fun activities or go on an interesting adventure. For example, a breast cancer survivor who is feeling strong and healthy may want to do something she’s never done before like go skydiving. A survivor who is still feeling fatigued, on the other hand, can gain greater strength by taking a dance class such as zumba.
So please remember to live your life to the fullest!
I’ll be honest. Today wasn’t the best day. It was hard to get up in the morning. Not only was I incredibly sleepy, but I was feeling somewhat sick. And work was rather monotonous – not as much fun as usual.
However, that’s life. Life isn’t meant to be easy and not every day will be as joyful as a previous day. What we must remember is not to focus on the negatives but to pay attention to the positive things in our lives.
We must remember the people that love us and how much they mean to us. We must remember the roof over our heads and beauty we’ve seen over our lifetime. We should also consider the wonderful days we’ve had in the past and the many joyful times ahead for us in our future. I urge everyone to focus on the good parts of life especially during a rainy, monotonous day.
The latest tip I am providing is to be happy with your career and your daily life. It’s important to find what you love to do and follow your dreams.
Being in a job that makes you unhappy, stressed out and angry will never help you achieve any real happiness. Loving what you do may not be quite as important as loving the people around you, but it is still a vital aspect of enjoying your life. When you choose a career, you must realize that you will be picking this occupation for 40+ years. Money will not bring you any real happiness. Studies indicate that, once people achieve enough money to live on, their happiness levels do not rise any higher due to money. Really, a job that brings high wages but no satisfaction is not the right choice for anyone. If that means becoming a chef or an artist instead of being a stockbroker or lawyer, then that’s what you must do!
So please remember: Find what you love and do it!
The late Steve Jobs said it best. His quote is below.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”