While walking through the major life events,I must say 2013 made me realized how important to feel positive,happy and joyful.In fact,over the past year I have learned a lot about happiness.And I've found that that one of the most frustrating things about having happiness project (or even simply being invested in personal development): no matter how much you change, that doesn't mean those around you are going to change.
The way I define myself, my self-definition, has shifted and I have begun not only to think of myself differently, but to see the world and others through a new perspective as well. Because I really work on being happier (and, yes, it's a lot of hard work!), I don't take my happiness for granted. I see it as a part of who I am, but also as something separate from myself, something that I've worked hard to achieve.
One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.. I have to be happy to make other people happy? But making other people happy will make me happy?
And it's amazing to have my girlfriends who have been the support system throughout my happiness project.
"Happiness is not just about feeling good -- it's also about not feeling bad. Because diminishing negative experiences...brings three- to fivefold greater return on happiness than creating positive experiences."
Happy Birthday Marina.Love you big time!