Happy is the new rich

Great work from Anon.

Every now and then society enjoys a fad; minimalist living, various diets, exercise comes in an out of fashion – Zumba, HIIT workouts, hula hooping, unicorns and Pom-Pom’s, the list is endless. I’ve noticed that happiness is currently on the pedestal.

This is a fad that regular readers will know I completely adore. Every morning, whether I wake by the sunlight flowing through the window or my son pounces on my head like a meteorite – I choose happiness. It’s a decision that I continue to make throughout the day, most days. Sometimes I forget but then I look at my happiness bank account, I’m wealthy. A quick gratitude list of my assets helps to keep me flowing; abundant in good health for myself and family, a job that I adore (except on Monday mornings when I’m snuggled in bed and the alarm goes off) I am surrounded by a tribe of awesome people…and my dog, candles, books…

Being a millionaire of happiness is pretty awesome. My actual bank manager can’t touch it, I can spend it like confetti and the more I give out, the more I get back…win.

It takes effort and mindfulness, it takes self discipline to redirect my attention when the darkness creeps in – but I will always consciously decide to be happy.

If you live under darkness, then you too can be rich. It starts by doing one thing you enjoy for a few moments and allowing the light in. You’ll quickly find that a few pounds of happiness have been credited to your bank account. However, I fully appreciate that at times professional help is required and self care is needed. The great news is recognising your own needs also credits your happiness account.

I asked my five year old son why happiness was important?

“because it means you can do things that make you smile”

If I feel sad what should I do?

“Lots of things – get a drink, drinking water makes me and my tongue happy”

*warning being happy is highly addictive and is super annoying for anyone who isn’t happy.

** Five year olds are the epicentre of happiness and the true experts. However, ten seconds later they can explode in a ‘Hulk smash’ mentality and truly depict the fragility of being happy.

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41 thoughts on “Happy is the new rich

  1. An amazing post, thanks! I really love the idea of being a millionaire of happiness. You’ve just made me smile and put a few quid in my happiness account!

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  2. I love this! I have written a post on just this which I shall link up next week. We all need reminding of this don’t we from time to time. Thank you for sharing. xx

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  3. This is a lovely post. I worked at a summer camp in the USA in my younger years – we spent a lot of time sharing what we were thankful for – it’s a great practice I try and remember to do. The happiness fad is certainly a better one than pineapples or unicorns! #thesatsesh

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  4. Let happiness rain! I often use motivational quotes around the house to remind me that life is too short to cry over spilt milk and that happiness can be created in so many forms. #blogcrush

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  5. I heard once that only 2% of the population choose to be happy, how could anyone not choose it. I can’t understand those that get up in a bad mood and moan about everything. Of course, I annoy them bitterly with my happy demeanour 🙂

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