Go on, treat yourself to a happiness moment

What one small extra thing could you do in the next 24 hours that might make you momentarily happier?

I’m not thinking about things that are already planned, or things that are going to happen on a routine basis.

And I’m not thinking about something that’s going to bring you profound joy.

I’m thinking about something small and additional that you can do that might make you smile. Or at the very least make things not so bad for a while.

At times we can all think that nothing we do will make a difference, but that’s not true.

It could be something as simple as sitting down for a coffee. Or it could be taking a slight deviation on a routine journey to go past or through somewhere nice.

The thing is, you do have the power to step out of normality. Even if it’s just for five minutes.

Go on. Give it a go.

3 thoughts on “Go on, treat yourself to a happiness moment

  1. I’ve been busy – more than I enjoy – lately so today I am going to make sure I take a little time to read! Reading always makes me feel more and the act of reading itself is a happy place for me!

  2. Thank you, Jon. You reminded me of the final two lines of W.H. Davies’ poem “Leisure” that I learned as a child:
    “A poor life this, if full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.”
    The sight and fragrance of some roses stopped me in my tracks today. Go well.

  3. I just FaceTimed my 89 year old aunt who moved recently. A big wrench for her . She lives 150miles away. It was lovely to see her and have a chat. she is such a live wire and inspiration. Hopefully I made her day too!

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