I've been doing a lot of reading lately on the subject of happiness. There is actually scientific research being done regarding this subject and what does and does not increase happiness. One of the things that I found most interesting is that a person's environment (and, apparently, a frog's, too) can play a big role in their state of emotional well-being. For instance, if you tidy up your living and/or working space it can boost your level of happiness. And if you introduce just one other pleasant element, such as a scented candle in your favorite fragrance, or a bouquet of flowers, it will boost your happiness level even further. Listening to your favorite music works well, too. These things are so easy to do and, for the most part, pretty inexpensive. I guess I've always known this, on some level, because every Sunday afternoon, I tidy up my lily pad and get my home office ready for Monday morning. Usually, that includes a few flowers in a small vase next to my computer. That little extra pop of color just brightens up the area and makes me want to sit down and write; so when Monday morning finally rolls around, I'm eager to begin my new week in a pretty and clean work space. I hope you have found this information as interesting as I have and that maybe it'll help you to increase your happiness level. And we can use a little more of that in our daily life! Here's to a week of happiness.
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