100 Simple Secrets Of Happy People….Week 1

WEEK 1:

YOUR LIFE HAS PURPOSE AND MEANING

You are not here just to fill space or to be a background character in someone else’s movie.

Consider this:  nothing would be the same if you did not exist.  Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you.   We are all connected, and we are all affected by the decisions and even the existence of those around us.

Studies of older Americans find that one of the best predictors of happiness is whether a person considers his or her life to have a purpose.  Without a clearly defined purpose, seven in ten individuals feel unsettled about their lives; with a purpose, almost seven in ten feel satisfied.  (Lepper 1996)

****100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven

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