Something magical happens when you make the choice to feel happy now, in this moment, no matter what your current circumstances are.
I began this blog at the end of January 2013, as a way to document a personal experiment to see whether I could improve my health and life through the power of positive feelings. Although I included “life” in there, I was very much all about the health, having suffered from chronic illness for nearly 2 decades.
But, now, nearly six months into The Pollyanna Plan, I’m discovering that there are many more benefits to choosing happiness as a way of life than I could ever have imagined.
Somedays reaching for happy feelings is a monumental, uphill struggle, whilst other days it’s like a gentle paddle downstream. Today is somewhere in the middle, but even on a day when I’m not high up in the stratosphere of happiness, I still feel incredibly grateful for all that I have and all that I’m learning.
And not only is my health improving, slowly but surely, but so is my life.
This morning, I finished off a commissioned handmade piece I’ve been making for a customer, and packed up 2 other items for shipping. I’ve had one of my online shops for over a year and I’m not doing anything differently now than I was six months ago, but sales are noticeably picking up. As is interest in my Facebook business page and I was delighted to receive lots of “likes” and some really positive feedback today.
Then, this afternoon I had a phone call from my half-brother. Due to being ill for so long, I live a very isolated existence, and rarely get to speak to anyone other than my Mum…and sometimes my Dad. Normally the only time my phone rings is if someone dialled a wrong number. So, it felt wonderful to get a real phone call and have a catch up with my bro.
I know these are only little things, but to me they mean the world and serve as my proof that The Pollyanna Plan really is working.
Day 161, Reason 161: Today I am so happy and grateful for ALL the benefits of happy, positive feelings! 🙂
And the very best thing about The Pollyanna Plan, is that life is so much more enjoyable when you focus on the positives in life and feel appreciation and gratitude every day.
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204 days to go
204 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
£238.68 to raise for Save the Children
The Pollyanna Plan is making such a huge difference to my life and it would give me great joy to be able to pay this forward by making a difference to children’s lives around the world. My target is to raise £365 for Save the Children for 365 days of finding 365 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful.
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart.