Happiness Ritual: A step of steps or tasks one performs that brings with it an immediate, deep-seated sense of joy. I’ve had various happiness rituals at different times in my life. When my next-door-neighbor, Uncle Ernie, was still alive, we used to make wine coolers and sit out under the umbrella in the front yard … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #57–Invent Your Own Happiness Ritual
For this step, I combined the advice of two different friends with very different life circumstances and personalities who both said basically the same thing, but in their own styles. My friend, Margaret, who has lived alone for many years, like myself, is my Adventure Buddy. (She jumped out of an airplane for her 50th … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #16 Be Yourself.