Long-lasting Happiness

Continuing from last Friday's blog, "Big Investments", in order to maximize your chances of happiness well past your 70s (according to a Harvard study) you must continue to nurture and deepen healthy relationships.

“Loneliness kills. It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.”
                   — Robert Waldinger

What's important to understand is that you can build your well-being- it doesn't have to depend on things that are outside- or outside your control. Deepening your relationships is as simple as grabbing a phone or clicking "send" on Facebook.


You might not be able to put away the cigarettes right now or perhaps any type of exercise seems unlikely for you, but reaching out, re-connecting, sending a card, letter or text is as real as your next 10 minutes of free time.


If most people love a story's happy ending, start writing yours today. Work on your most important relationships as if your health depends upon them. According to this study, it does.

 

By the way, if you are a Christian or are simply interested in re-charging your spirituality, click on this link to take you to a Lenten calendar that a good friend has produced: Rend Your Hearts: A 2022 Lenten Journey to Compassion.