The Happy Act blog

Welcome to my blog. This blog is a new adventure for me. Each week, I’ll explore something that makes me happy and issue a weekly challenge we can do together—one Happy Act that will hopefully help you feel happy too.

Confession time. I’m not a psychologist. I’m not a Super Susie type, you know the kind of person that is so happy and positive all the time, it drives you crazy. I’m not even that great a writer.

So why should you embark on this journey with me? I can’t give you a good reason other than why not? If doing one happy act a week brings a bit more happiness into your life and into the world, then isn’t it worth it? Because happiness is not something we aspire to, it’s not a destination. You don’t find it. The phrase the pursuit of happiness is hogwash. Happiness is a state of being, and to be happy, you need to do little acts of happiness.

This week’s Happy Act is to call an old friend. Meet them for coffee, call them on the phone or send them a message on Facebook or LinkedIn. It will feel good to connect with them again. Here’s a picture of us catching up with some old friends who moved to Edmonton and who we hadn’t seen in seven years.

Catching up with old friends

11 thoughts on “The Happy Act blog

  1. Great Blog –Actually I have to say last week I meet up with a friend everyday. One day it was for a coffee —-one day it was a lunch,— one dinner Sandro & I went out for dinner with a couple we haven’t seen in 6 months– one day it was a hike– and the other one a visit at her house over lunch.
    The on the weekend went on a Toronto 5km Race with friends and their friends.
    Then family Birthday Party

    Can’t waith to read next week 🙂

  2. Great idea Laurie! I can relate this topic since I have so many “old” friends from years past (with dad in the military and being posted all over the place, you get to accumulate a few friends). Social media has allowed us to find and, in many cases, restore an old friendship. Keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations on your blog, Laurie – I love the idea of sharing and receiving acts of happiness, instead of happiness being this big, unattainable goal. And, even happy people welcome more happiness!!

  4. Laurie this is wonderful!!! i even got a glipse of my old house in one of the blogs you posted in november? i think! ha…. i may just follow this , reminds me of my past in hartington, ontario….
    wonderful wonderful idea!!
    lise gray!

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