Report reveals where people feel most positive about their lives.
By Lauren Sherman
When I see a headline like the one above, I have to check it out. After all, in some ways that’s what I’m about; the pursuit of happiness – inner happiness. What I’ve learned is that that pursuit attracts the very best into my life. I’m guessing the Founding Fathers must have know something about that or the words would not be “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. So why am I reading that it’s not in this country at all where people feel the happiest. It’s Denmark, Finland and Netherlands as #1, #2 and #3. We didn’t even make the top 10.
I know you want to say “it’s the economy” but read the article and see it’s not about money.
It is family, social and community networks that bring joy to one’s life, the article states. And it’s “work-life balance” and having a job that bring up the rear.
So it is a little bit about the economy but go back to “the pursuit of happiness”. Did the job you lost appear as a pursuit of happiness to you? Are your family, social and community networks tuned up and bringing joy to your life?
So if you want your life to feel happy and where you are to feel happy, start here:
- Create joy in your family.
- Create joy with your friends.
- Create joy in your community
- Pursue TRUE happiness and if you don’t know what that is, get some help to find out.