– Be Grateful – “Grateful people report higher levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, vitality, optimism and lower levels of depression and stress. The disposition toward gratitude appears to enhance pleasant feeling states more than it diminishes unpleasant emotions. Grateful people do not deny or ignore the negative aspects of life.” – Robert A. Emmons – Researcher , professor at UC-Davis and author of four books on the subject of the psychology of gratitude.
– Choose Friends Who are Joyous People – See them frequently and you will find your spirits rise. The older I get, the more I make it a priority to spend my time with people who give me joy. If you have any constantly unhappy people in your life, limit the amount of time you spend with them. Try it; you’ll perk up !
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” Walter Winchell