Tuesday, 3 January 2012
I've been inspired by Grechen Rubin and the happiness project, Dr Robert Holden and most recently by an interview I heard with author John Robbins, he was born into the Baskin Robbins family (yes as in US ice cream !) but instead of staying to inherit the family business he walked away to follow his path, he literally chose to go from riches to rags. living with his wife in a self built wooden lodge and growing 90 per cent of his own food, he got lucky again when his first book became an international bestseller.
Of course your basic needs need to be met, but so long as they are its amazing how the buiness of happiness can become a learned skill just like any other, you can choose to make it a priority, choose to make it a goal, a habit, a way of life.
Anyways thats what the happiness authors tell me, I'm starting from now and in the words of the 'medicine man' in Eat Pray Love' I'm off to practice the 'smile meditation' I'm going to simply smile, even from my liver...(which fortunately will not be burdened with alcohol as thats another resoltuon...)
I wish you a truly HAPPY new year
Posted by Janey Lee Grace at 13:20