Dear Royal Friends,
Treasured wisdom says, “if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness.” What better way to honor International Happiness Day, than by starting a DAILY GRATITUDE NOTEBOOK!
Start with five things you’re grateful for, then continue adding to the notebook on a daily basis. It’s so easy, even for the grumpiest monkeys among us. There’s at least something you will be grateful for each day! Include even teeny tiny gratitudes, like a mysteriously disappeared hangnail. (Okay, that’s not so tiny.) Over time, you will be absolutely transformed! Here’s why:
Research shows that focusing on gratitude is a KEY FACTOR in our ability to be in control of life’s Joy Stick. (The pundits don’t put it that way, but what do they know.)
Fore example, per the article “The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Happier,” by Ocean Robbins, several studies showed that the more grateful we are, the less depressed we are. Researchers also found that people who journaled daily what they where grateful for “felt better about their lives as a whole,” and “were a full 25 percent happier” than the group of people in the study who journaled stuff that made them feel hassled. 25%? That’s a palace pant load happier!
People studied also reported fewer health complaints, and exercised an average of 1.5 hours more.” People who journaled what they were grateful for were healthier, slept better, and they actually become more do-goody to others! Do-goody is a princess’s raison d’être!
It all makes sense when you think about it. You are what you eat, whether you’re fueling your body, your mind, or your soul.
To make your journaling experience even more pleasurable, choose a notebook that is truly gawjuss, one that makes you smile and think of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Or big diamonds on (your) fingers. Check out these cool girl ones by high fashion artist to celebrities and designer Emily Brickel. Barnes and Nobles has some sweet ones too.
I’ll go first. I’ve been doing this Gratitude Gig for years, and I’ve got TONS to talk about.
4. Morning French Roast coffee
5. Pink and white Peonies
That’s a good start, aye?
Oh yeah. Addendum. I’m truly grateful for YOU! And you are definitely above #5.
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR, ROYAL FRIENDS? I’D LOVE TO KNOW! LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW!!!
PRINCESS DIANE VON BRAINISFRIED
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