How to Have a Great Week.

If 85% of our happiness is based on relationships, shouldn’t we care for them more than we do? Shouldn’t we WORK on having great relationships instead of just hoping they’ll happen?

With that in mind, here’s how to have a great week (and make someone else’s week in the process).

Step 1 – Make a list of the five most important people to you.

Step 2 – Beside their names, write one thing you can do to let them know how much you care. Maybe it’s just a phone call, a letter or an invitation to lunch. It could be an extra hug or a surprise gourmet breakfast – it’s up to you.

Step 3 – Do what’s on the list this week.

Step 4 – Enjoy the extra connection with someone you love.

I just had someone I know take this to heart. He decided to send flowers to his mother on HIS birthday. She did all the work that day (and for the nine months prior), after all! He told me his mom was so happy she cried. One little gesture made a big impact. Good stuff, huh?

So, who’s going to be on your list?

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Happiness…

Here’s the thought for the day…

If your happiness depends on what others think or say about you, then you are handing over an amazing amount of power to the people around you. Your happiness should be determined by you and no one else. Is it easier to be happy when others love and adore you? Sure – but does that mean you should hand it over? No. It’s up to you. Do some soul searching. What do you really want and why? What brings you true joy and why? Where do you want to take your life and why? Answer these questions and you start taking control back because now, YOU can do something about it.