Do you know of anyone who wants to be unhappy, to live an unhealthy and short life… intentionally?
I don’t, and I hope you don’t too because I don’t think it's healthy. Everyone aims to live a sensibly long, happy and healthy life.
Berkeley Wellness states that it'is “Our ability to connect with others, to have meaningful relationships, to have a community” that brings happiness. Experiences, more than purchases, bring lasting happiness. And the good part is that we have control over our happiness. The other half is genetic.
Harvard’s research reveals parallel findings. The quality of our relationships “has a powerful influence on our health”. Dr. Waldinger of Harvard Medical School said that “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too.” It found that close relationships are more beneficial than money and fame when seeking long-term happiness.
Amazing… but don’t we already know that in our minds and feel it in our hearts? We just tend to forget these truths.
And what's more astounding is that we know we have someone in our lives who is there for us 24/7. A meaningful relationship with God will bring us infinite happiness and eternal life.
My name's Anna Maria! I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday, two of my favorite days! If you want to learn more about my journey, my book "Touched by Grace: The Journey" will be released this summer through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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