Yesterday, at a Coping and Healing group where we were practicing reframes, forgiveness, the serenity prayer, acceptance of ourselves and others, and some new perspectives, one of the group members spoke about the concept of practicing happinesss — much like one practices a musical instrument. We practiced that by going around the room and naming specific ways we could practice happiness, starting now.
One of my named ways to practice happiness was listening to music I love.
I heard “Down the Line” last night by Jacob Collier (who has obviously been practicing a lot) as I was walking down the line through the Fenway after work.
I’ve also been practicing happiness daily by blogging and by taking the photos I share here at The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally. Can you see any examples of practicing happiness in today’s pictures?
Voila! When you practice happiness, just like when you practice anything else, you get better at it.
I look forward to practicing happiness later by reading comments, below, about how you might practice happiness, here and now.
Practicing happiness includes expressing gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me write this practicing-happiness post and thanks to you, for reading it.