Motivational Monday…Happiness Happens Day

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Motivational Monday…Happiness Happens Day

What a perfect day to begin the week! Happiness, in my opinion, doesn’t just happen. Being happy is a choice for us to make…it is a habit we practice…and it is a state that takes nurturing. 


Happiness, in psychology, is a state of emotional well-being that a person experiences either in a narrow sense, when good things happen in a specific moment, or more broadly, as a positive evaluation of one’s life and accomplishments overall—that is, subjective well-being.”



Most of us want to be happy. However, there are some who wait for something to make them happy while others set themselves up to be and find happiness. 


I am not always happy but when I find myself sad or upset I remember where I want to happy place... and I get there as quickly as I can.

One thing I’ve done the older that I get is to (when I can) avoid people who are chronically not happy. I also limit my time in situations that tend to drag me down. 


                                                       A Happy Place of mine!!!


What can you do to find YOUR happy place?

 What makes me smile and feel joy may be something totally different for you or anyone else. It’s up to you to look for what brings you the greatest joy or gives you a good chuckle. 


Need more suggestions for making happiness happen??

~Volunteer at a local organization that helps others (human or the 4 legged kinds)

~Perform a Random act of kindness for someone you know or a stranger

~Make it a point to do something that you know brings a smile to your face

~Avoid any social media that tends to have negativity attached to it

~Call a friend and have coffee or lunch...whatever...just get out!

~Find the good news that’s out there and read it

~Find a photo of a place, event, or person that makes you smile and place it where you have to see it every day. 

~Try smiling! You’d be surprised at what a difference that can make


Happiness doesn’t just happen but it can. Surround yourself with things and people that warm your heart. Work past the people, things or situations that can send you down Misery Lane. 





   Let’s make happiness happen!

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Comments (28)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - along the same line with happiness is seeing the glass half full instead of the opposite.

Aug 08, 2022 07:00 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Happiness comes from within. I believe it is a mental attitude. Also happiness is intertwined with our own personal moral code.  When we do nice things for others even as simple as opening a door, we create happiness whether it is acknowledged or not.

Aug 08, 2022 07:11 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Just reading this post brought a smile to my face. 

So true about what makes one person happy would not be the right fit for someone else. I've been in that position many times.

Aug 08, 2022 07:43 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I loved reading your post it helps to start off positive for the week. I love this:

~Try smiling! You’d be surprised at what a difference that can make

Aug 08, 2022 08:03 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
I decided a long time ago happiness IS a choice... one I choose all day every day. That doesn't mean every day is perfect and full of joy but I do try to find the good and not focus on the negative. Finding the silver lining in dark clouds is a challenge I take seriously.  ☺️

Happy Monday and have a great week.

Aug 08, 2022 11:04 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I agree, we have a lot to do with our own happiness.  Also there are people who it seems their happiness is being unhappy!!!

Aug 08, 2022 11:29 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ah, Bob Marley!  On a recent trip to the California coast, I listened to his song, "Don't worry Be happy!"

Aug 08, 2022 12:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kat Palmiotti I agree...anytime you can help someone...give of your time or services, you can't help but feel happy. 

Nina Hollander, Broker we're on the same page once again. It's the little things that bring me joy. Yesterday at my Mini-me's tea party I had so much fun watching her pour tea and later listening to her play with her cousin. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley and I wish you a very happy Monday as well. 

There you go Ed Silva you know what you need to find your happy place!!! Of course, a hole in one wouldn't hurt, either. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it's called self-preservation! LOL I want to be happy. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX we can't rely on others to make us happy unless it's being around them that brings on the happy feeling. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley I'm with you!!! We need to make it our daily habit. 

You're right Joan Cox it is a mindset that we choose. 

Exactly Grant Schneider learning to see life with positive glasses on...seeing that the glass is half full...that's the key. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Leanne Smith those daily habits such as opening the door for someone and saying Please and Thank You bring happiness to us and hopefully those on the receiving end!

Sharon Tara the older I've become the less it takes to make me happy. It may not work for someone else but that's ok.  And I think that over time what makes me happy has changed to some extent. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Pat Champion Thank you...I'm so glad it did!!! Have a wonderful week. 

Carol Williams I'm glad you make that choice!!!  And, you never complain either...even with the pain from your back...that makes a big difference. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto I've met people like that. They seem to walk around with a frown on. 

Aug 08, 2022 12:32 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Happiness is a state of mind.  I love your take on this subject.  Surround yourself with positivity and shed yourself of negativity.  I have worked very hard to do this.  But more importantly, I want to bring positivity to those I touch daily.  Whether in person or primarily on the phone, I like to have that positive flair in my voice.  Staying "up" is so important around others.

Aug 08, 2022 05:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

When feeling down, I find that doing for others brings me back to a more grounded place. Of course, waking with a smile can positively start the day, Kathy!

Aug 08, 2022 08:20 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved the post and the bantering back and forth,  yes waking up is a good thing, the older we get that even bring joy WOW I am still ALIVE:) now with that said, I have always believed that my  problems are small compared to other people's and today was a good example... printer issues... no big deal.... Diane complaining about the water hose leaking... no big deal.... FBI raiding a former President's home... Big Deal... Endre

Aug 08, 2022 11:25 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Happiness than always have to be elaborate at all. It can be very simple that way

Aug 08, 2022 11:32 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Endre Barath, Jr. I’m the same way about being happy just to be alive sometimes and everything else goes from there

Aug 08, 2022 11:33 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I wake up every morning determined to be happy Kathy. I am successful 9 out of 10 times. I can live with those odds 🙂

Aug 09, 2022 12:27 PM