We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia
According to Wikipedia, Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The secret key to happiness and health has nothing to do with success, fame or money, according to Harvard Professor and Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger.
Happiness is an elusive topic that has been studied and contemplated by many throughout history. While there are many theories and ideas of what it means to be happy, I decided to focus on the relational aspect of happiness in this blog. As an Imago relationship therapist and someone who specializes in helping my clients achieve happy and healthy relationships I have come to view much of happiness through a relational lens.
2. Thoughtfulness and Generosity:
3. Consistency and Follow Through
4. Compromise and Fairness:
5. Don’t Ask People For Things Only When You Need Something: