6 quick ways to be happy

Happiness sure seems to be a hot topic these days—come to think of it I guess it always has been. Since publishing Back From Heaven’s Front Porch, 5 Principles for Creating a Happy and Fulfilling Life I have discussed this topic of happiness a great deal. I’m a fan of Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Prize winning “doer of good deeds”. If you’ve never read about him I strongly suggest you do so here… Albert Schweitzer.

Recently, our son and I are were touring Chapman University in Orange County, CA and I noticed many busts of famous people along the campus walkways with wonderful quotations beneath them. The one that I spent the most time with was Schweitzer’s.

So I offer you six ways to generate some happiness in your life:

  1. Imagine something really good that’s going to happen in the future
  2. Write down three people you are thankful that are in your life…and why?
  3. Visit one of your favorite places
  4. Create a few minutes in a quiet place and be still…and connect to that something bigger than us
  5. Watch one of your favorite and funniest movie scenes
  6. Do something nice for someone you don’t even know…

Because as Albert Schweitzer said…

”I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”

Be well