My Aunt had the talent of making gifts look beautiful. If you don’t think gift wrapping is a talent then you can’t imagine my struggle at Birthday’s and Christmas time. Plain brown boxes are transformed with beautiful paper, bows and tags. As I think of wrapping up the year of my happiness project I think of the Beautiful paper and bows. I never thought I would have spent the entire year writing a blog. I’ve never been much for writing.
My project started as a plain brown box. I started with the question “What makes people happy? And what can be done to improve the odds of increasing someone’s happiness?” So I decided to explore this question on a more personal level by asking this question of myself. What makes me happy and how can I improve my happiness? I had lots of ideas but decided that I would look at how my core values played into my happiness. I have had many supportive people who helped me along the way. Over the last eleven months I have wrote about the values that have been important to me. I started exploring my values and working on each one for a month. I started out by identifying which values I believed were important to me. And it really has made a difference in the last year on my happiness and satisfaction. During this month I am reflecting on all the things I have worked on and all that I have learned.
As the year is coming to an end I realize that the pursuit of happiness will continue on. This little experiment that I created for myself has helped me to recognize the good in other people and in myself. So in this busy month I will work to incorporate all my values in my day to day routine. So here is to wrapping it up and putting a bow on it to make it pretty.