This post will be published on November 1, 2013. Just two days prior, the Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6. As a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan, I was disappointed to see them lose. However, I was even more disappointed by the overreaction to the loss among the Cardinals faithful.
It appeared most St. Louis Cardinals fans’ lives hinged on the success of the team in the World Series. One bad pitch, one strike out, one error appeared to be cause for life-altering speech and action. I understand rooting for your favorite team but being happy only if your team wins – Come On! We are better than that.
While reading the desperate reactions of St. Louis fans on Facebook and Twitter during Game 6, I started wondering how many people are truly happy. If such a trivial event can turn your life upside down, what does that say about the rest of your life. Because of this, I went in search of some articles that can help you be happy.
The five articles I found that will help you be happy are as follows:
ASK THE READER: What Do You Believe is the Number One Factor for Bringing Happiness to Your Life? Asking readers to give reasons as to their happiness is not exactly a novel idea but it isn’t often done. Brendan Baker, through his site The Start of Happiness, helps people be happy. Read this article and the comments below and see what resonates with you.
Moods Decide Your Fate – 5 Ways To Choose Your Mood This is a short series of articles, each article having a different mood you can choose. Rob White paints a vibrant picture but does so in a simple, easy-t0-read manner.
When Did We Stop Smiling? Brent Peterson, through his Stand & Inspire site, tells it like it is. People stop smiling out of habit. Have you stopped smiling?
How to Be Happy @ Work: Stop Doing These 10 Things Instead of telling what to do to be happy, here is a list of 10 things to stop doing. Count how many you’re guilty of on a daily basis. Stop doing just one and see what happens. Stop all of them and the sky will be the limit!
3 Steps to Connect with Your Authentic Self for a Happier Life You may think this article, simply because it’s from the site tiny buddha, is a little “woo woo.” It’s not, I promise. If you follow the three steps in this article, you will be closer to being happy.
You’ve got to be happier if you read all five of these articles. If not, do you at least believe that it’s possible? It is. Happiness can be achieved by all. You can do it!