Happiness / Gratitude Journal

How was your Monday? I hope it was lovely. I am currently taking a 3 month course on happiness (it’s an early birthday present I gave myself) and the biggest lesson that I am learning is to let it all go. The hurts, anger, disappointments, the worry, the he-said, she-said, that thing that happened to me so many years ago or 10 mins ago, the oh-my-god-I-have been -through-so-much or so-little (whichever applies!), new stresses and old, festering wounds – all that gunk. Don’t let it hang around, don’t let it stick. Let it all go. You don’t have to hold on to the stuff that happens to you. Let it go. Tonight, I am grateful for being in a world where there are courses and teachers for everything, even happiness. Especially happiness! I was wondering if there was a thought provoking quote on happiness that I can share here, and I came across this one that literally paraphrases what I just learnt, “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” I don’t know who said it but they are onto something.

If you are interested in online courses that you can take on happiness wherever you are in the world, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center has one coming up in September. Have a fabulous day and I will see you tomorrow. This post is part of a gratitude journal that I maintain and update almost daily. To read the gratitude journal entries so far, click here. – Priya

Image credits/copyright: Studio Collectivitea. I shared this picture on my Instagram feed yesterday as my homage to folk art.


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