We all want to be happy. According to the World Happiness Report, the United States dropped significantly since 2007, from 3rd to now 19th among 34 countries. It seems as though the Nordic countries are the happiest countries on the planet. In my search to learn more I found a central theme, it is the human things that matter. John Helliwell in his report in the Los Angeles Times wrote, “The material can stand in the way of the human.”
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This time of year, there are expectations and invitations . . . programs, opportunities to give to charity, and lists of gifts to buy… expectations of happiness and yet feelings of sadness of broken relationships, hardship, and the loss of loved ones. How do we hold the mixture of good and hard during the holidays? Invite yourself to do just this.
The world and how we think we need to be in this world can sometimes feel like pressure. We may feel as though we should do this, or should feel this or should be this certain way. These thoughts of “should” can impact how we feel and even change how we view ourselves and those around us.