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Happiness is. . . Living your life with Gratitude!

By 10/10/2009January 26th, 201719 Comments

It’s the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  A great time to remember that giving thanks and having an attitude of gratitude is truly the path to happiness.  Zen Habits wrote a great post called “Why living a life of Gratitude can make you happy”.” 

Also Dan Schawbel who writes a Personal Branding Blog interviewed Gretchen Rubin who started a blog called the Happiness project which turned into a book, and I loved one of her three tips on what people can do to be more happy:

Tip #3) Act the way you want to feel. If you feel annoyed, act thoughtful. If you feel shy, act friendly. It really works.

Seems so simple right?  The stuff that makes us happy always is.

Have a great weekend my lovelies!

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  • Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Maria! I always forget that it is at a different time than ours here in the U.S., but, no matter where you are, it is definitely a great time to reflect on those things you have to be thankful for.

  • VictoriaArt says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope you are surounded by family.

    I love to be reminded of gratitude, one tends to start to overlook that part in the pursuit of happiness…

    Love – Victoria

  • Marlo says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Maria. Wishing you love and happiness.

    Tip #3 is so true. It's hard to be sad if you're wearing a smile.

  • Lauren says:

    Oh have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!! Get stuffed & a huge hug to you!!!

  • Karena says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to one of my very favorite bloggers! Maria you are the best!!

  • Laura Trevey says:

    Living a life with Gratitude is the best advice one can give!!

    xo Laura

  • Bethany Christensen says:

    I am grateful for friends like you (who I have never met) who are always uplifting and positive and full of good advise. I always know I can come to your blog and find something of substance. Thanks a million.

  • Ruthies Renewed Treasured says:

    You truly live a life full of colour! Love that you pass it on!

  • [email protected] View On Design says:

    ah yes, my DH is always winging about something, he has no idea (despite me reminding him often) how wonderful our life is, compared to history. Remember the days where a single mum would have to give up their bub (no pensions), one of many examples of how good we really have it these days (if we work for it!)

    BTW, can you check my blog re: wall colour – it's causing me so much stress, it's a tinge "plum" but it's meant to be beige – arrggh, I don't want to have to repaint!

  • Maria, I hope you had a gracious, uplifting day with lots of good food and good company.

  • Ivy Lane says:

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend Maria! I am thankful to have found you and your blog! Hope your weekend is filled to the brim with joy!

  • Hill Country House Girl says:

    Great reminders, Maria. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing so much of yourself through your blog!

  • Linda at Lime in the Coconut! says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Have a wonderful day!!

  • Jane says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    You shared some wonderful words of wisdom, today. Thank you.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  • Elara says:

    Wonderful post! Happy Thanksgiving, Maria!

  • Velvet and Linen says:

    You always have the best attitude Maria.
    It's always nice to be reminded of how lucky we are.
    Gratitude is something I fit into every day.
    Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Maria!
    Love this happiness tip… and I can say from experience that it really does work! Now I'm off to see what the others are!

  • qerat says:

    Happy Thanks Giving
    Love this post. and totally agree with the tip 🙂

  • interiorblogging says:

    We should all adopt that policy. I'm going to try from now on. I have so much to be grateful for! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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