Steps to Lasting Happiness

28 Apr

My students are experimenting with different genres, and I’m doing the same project they are. Today we talked about writing ‘how-to’ and ‘instructional’ pieces. I think I’d like this to become a top ten kind of thing, starting with 10 and working down to the one most important step. That means I’ll have to add four more steps, and reorder them all. I’m open to any and all suggestions!

Steps to Lasting Happiness

 1. Surround yourself with people you care about and people you know care about you.

 2. Find your passion in life and enthusiastically pursue it.

 3. Live with honesty and integrity.

 4. Play equally as hard as you work.

 5. Put yourself and your family first, but give to others as much as you can.

6. Make healthy living a top priority, being proactive rather than reactive to your health.

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.” — John Lennon

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One Response to “Steps to Lasting Happiness”

  1. me April 29, 2011 at 11:55 AM #

    I think that in addition to finding your passion and pursuing it, one should be passionate about the work they do to earn a living. I’m glad you have!

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