There have been a number of recent high-profile studies on happiness, and how to achieve it. While there’s no single ingredient in the happiness recipe, a number of these studies have pointed toward two items that stand-out among the rest. One is having something to look forward to – no matter how small, having something to look forward to can propel one forward in a way that breeds happy feelings. The other is healthy relationships. Those two factors are so easy to agree upon, that they often get forgotten.
So, in light of this stunning research, I offer you a bit lighter fare this week; it’s the “Happiness Edition” of the Weekly.
Find happiness with these upcoming events:
1. Only 14 Fridays until Christmas!
Too soon? Well, you know those people who look forward to Christmas all year-long? Given the studies on happiness, they’re probably happy-oriented people because they combine the longing with the relationships, a win-win!
2. Perrysburg has plans underway to celebrate its 200th birthday
While you may or may not live in Perrysburg, it’s still fun to consider what 200 years of rich history means to the greater community. 2016 will feature many bicentennial events to mark the occasion. It’s a way to strengthen relationships by bringing the community together.
3. People Are Quantifiably Happiest at Ages 18 and 82
One study on happiness discovered that the ages of 18 and 82 found people to be at their happiest. Allegedly, youth have an exciting life of possibility ahead of them, while seniors can reflect on a life full of experiences and relationships. So, if you’re not yet 82, you have that to look forward to!
4. Dave Will be Performing at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
When you recognize Dave’s passion and talent for theater, his long, flowing locks begin to make more sense. He’d love for you to consider attending a performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Click this LINK to ToledoRep.org or call (419) 243-9277 to learn about performance times and to purchase tickets. When you see Dave on stage, you’ll be blown away like I was.
So there you have it: four ways to improve your happiness. Don’t let the stock market get you down, seek to improve relationships and have something to look forward to. Sounds easy enough, right?