17 Secrets For Living A Happier And More Fulfilling Life

17 Secrets For Living A Happier And More Fulfilling Life

I’m not a huge fan of New Year Resolutions because I believe we should be setting and reviewing goals, working on living our best lives, on a much more regular basis (than just once each year).

That being said, the new year is a nice and obvious landmark and it’s also a time of reflection during which many of us DO think about what we can learn and how we can become better.

So, with that in mind, check out these great tips via the Huffington Post by Noah Michelson …

Man, I miss Betty White.

No, I didn’t know her and, yes, she’s only been dead for two days, but still, I’m bummed, because it feels like there’s a little less goodness in the world now.

After I learned she died, I spent a few hours watching old interviews with her in the hopes of soaking up some of the joy, humor and wisdom she dispensed during her nearly 100 years with us.

In one interview, Katie Couric asked what White would say is the key to a “rich, long life” and White responded: “kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself.”

Another time, she told Queen Latifah she credited her long life to always staying positive and … hot dogs.

Her advice got me thinking and inspired me to research other folks who’ve lived long lives that, at least from the outside, appear to have been happy and fulfilling. I wanted to glean whatever secrets I could from their experiences.

Below is what I came up with. It’s a mix of others’ insights and some things I’ve learned during my own time on this planet. This list is by no means complete and hopefully you might have a few tips or tricks to share in the comments section to help get us through 2022 — and however many years we’re lucky enough to live after that (even if it means having to go on without Betty White).

  1. Be curious about the world and the people around you. Never stop learning or asking questions. Be willing to admit you might not have all — or any — of the answers and that the answers might be different depending on who you are or where you’re at in your life.
  2. Look for the bright side wherever you can.
  3. When faced with the dark side, look for what it can teach you while you’re there and then bring those things back with you to the bright side.
  4. Forgive when you can (including yourself, too) but if, for whatever reason, you can’t, don’t.
  5. Say you’re sorry whenever it’s required, even if (especially if) it’s hard. Recognize you probably could (and should) say it more often than you do…

… keep reading the full & original article HERE