There have been lots of studies done recently about the effects of happiness on the way we see the world around us; the proverbial rose-colored glasses. Even something as simple as receiving a piece a candy (or in my case, a yummy fly) from someone, can make us feel better and increase our creativity. This random and unexpected small "gift" makes a huge difference. Imagine what something larger like, say, offering a stanger a kind word or compliment can do for them! I use this technique on myself when I write. No, I don't give myself candy, or a fly, but I do give myself words of encouragement when I sit down to write; something like, "You're very clever, Irwin, and I know you'll write something amazing today!" Sounds silly, but it works. How much better to be kind to ourselves than to be harsh and critical. This little excercise gets me in a happier, more productive mood and I have a far a easier time creating good stuff! Try this little experiement today. Give little tokens (candy, a smile, a kind word) to everyone you meet today. Watch how they immediately become happier. It'll make their day...and yours. It costs little or nothing and can have a HUGE impact on those around us. Here's to more HAPPINESS!
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!