The book asks us to think about who our idol is and what we imagine that person does to be happy. I chose Ellen DeGeneres whom I've adored from her early stand-up days, through her TV show and movies, and now to her talk show. She seems happier now than ever, so I think she's a great choice for this exercise.
To be happy, I think Ellen DeGeneres would...
- give a gift
- tell a joke
- surprise/scare people with silly pranks
- play a game
- spend time with her wife, Portia
- invite friends over for dinner
- listen to music
I'm going to see if I can put some of these into practice in my life and pay attention to how my own happiness is affected.
In keeping with my daily gratitude practice, today I am thankful for a calm day- free of wind and obligations. I am thankful for my husband treating me to a package of Pecan Swirls even though he can't stand them. I am thankful for Jamie Ridler whose positive spirit is so inspiring. She dreams big and encourages all of us to do the same.