Pursuit of Happiness

g9510.20_Happiness.indd What makes you happy? Well, it's Friday, which I'm sure makes many of you happy! In all seriousness though, I was sitting in one of my favorite coffee houses yesterday after interviewing an awesome couple for a newspaper article, working my way through a piece of delicious spinach quiche and reading this article {The Pursuit of Happiness}. It got me thinking a lot about Americans and our happiness. America has so many wonderful things to brag about, but I look back on all my foreign travels and realize it sometimes does seem true that Americans seem to be the least happy of any culture I've witnessed. Time Magazine really does a great job of making you think. I can't lie. I'm big planner and also a big reflecter, meaning I can't help but plan for the future or reflect on the past. But as I get older, I'm learning more and more the benefits {happiness apparently one of them} of concentrating on the present and living and being grateful for that moment.

Just a good Friday read and some food for thought. Happy weekend friends!

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