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Interesting Article on Happiness

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Tennis Tom, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

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  2. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    I liked this "Being happy is a by-product of what you do and appreciating what you have."
    I'm feeling so blue with the holidays coming up. There's so many gifts to buy and the financial part frustrates me. I guess I should be happy I can buy some gifts. It's still all so overwhelming.
     
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  3. Sita

    Sita Peer Supporter

    I liked the article, very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting the link.
     
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  4. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    I am noticing more and more that just to exist, to be alive ----there is in this a subtle happiness that is not earned or lost...
     
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  5. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Ines, I understand your blues. I had a wave of them myself in the supermarket watching the crowds go MENTAL in a very stressy fashion. I'm also financially strapped but have squirreled enough away to buy my peeps some nice things.

    I hit my stride yesterday and am really enjoying seeking out and selecting things that will raise a smile, evoke a memory or touch the heart.

    I'm sure if people were honest, the majority would admit to feeling overwhelmed and/or resentful of the expense and expectation. I didn't enjoy Christmas for years (due to hollow, dispiriting experience) but last year I made an effort and was absolutely overjoyed to see the delight on people's faces. The gifts were not flashy or expensive but meaningful, such as a 1930's film long unavailable. I think as we get older those sweet twists of nostalgia manage to reach places in us that remain forever tender.

    The other thing that is making a big difference for me is reconnecting with the sacred elements of the season. This feels nice and childlike. This feels like happiness.

    Blessings to you Ines.

    And thank you @Tennis Tom for the interesting link and reflections it prompted.
     
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  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    You're very welcome Plum! Glad you are once again able to enjoy the holidaze, whether it's with ones we love or alone and we are able to love ourselves and our foibles with all our aches & pains in the TMS spirit.:singing:
     
  7. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    That sounds like a good idea Plum. I'm glad the spirit came back to you because it can be very beautiful.
     

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