How are you feeling right now–physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually? Please let me know because I do care about each of you.
The chaos continues. There doesn’t seem to be an end in site.
Some of you feel scared. Some of you feel concerned. Some of you are simply aware–and maybe a bit annoyed with all of the hype. Whatever you feel and do to feel safe–know that’s okay.
Whatever you’re feeling, the one thing you might feel less of right now is happiness. When clouds of uncertainty follow you, your happiness might feel blocked by the shade instead of growing in the sun.
Although your happiness might not feel as energetic as you’d like it to be at this moment, that doesn’t mean you aren’t feeling any happy moments.
Some of the happiness that’s scattered throughout your day may include feeling blessed, confident, content, creative, helpful, nostalgic, successful, or valued. All of these are part of the Society’s 31 Types of Happiness. You can download our Happiness Counter from the resource centeror get it on our app: SOHP
Sometimes when big, unimaginable things happen like this, I try to ask myself, “What is the big picture why?” What is the bigger lesson that I–part of the collective we–are supposed to learn as a society?
What keeps coming to my mind is that this global pandemic reminds me that we are all connected.
All of our actions have a cause and an effect. So, even if this virus might not hurt me, if I’m an unknown carrier of it, then I can give it to someone who is at risk of critical illness.
Therefore, it’s my responsibility to be responsible for myself, and those I’m in contact with because we are all connected in this health challenge.
My thoughts may or may not resonate with you, but I wanted to share them. I’d also appreciate learning yours.
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Each day I try to share at least one #SmileStarter post on FB. Become one of my Facebook Friends if you’d like to see them in your feed. Or search the hashtag: #SmileStarter.
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During the next few days, actually probably weeks or months ahead of us, remember to be kind and compassionate. Many people are scared and need your empathy, not your judgement.
It’s also important that you find something to smile about and give others a reason to smile each day. Also, please keep those impacted by this health challenge in your thoughts and prayers. The world needs us to keep it’s vibe raised.
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Pamela identified 31 Types of Happiness that are on the SOHP App Happiness Counter to make it easier to recognize moments of happiness.
Pamela also plans and organizes the Society of Happy People's annual happiness celebrations: