Get busy being happy, or get out of the way.
I recently attended an Indian Pow Wow and while browsing through the arts and crafts I came across a burden basket, which is a combination of a dream catcher and a basket intertwined with decorations of different colored beads and a variety of feathers. The Cherokee people believe you should not bring your burdens into their homes and while you are a guest you are at ease and carefree. The basket hangs on the front door and your guest would symbolically place their burdens aside and enjoy the warm spirit that their host had to offer while visiting with them. It is small reminders that help set the tone for me sometimes and I hope by sharing this short story it will do the same for you.
People study the science of happiness and share it in a variety of blogs and studies published on the Internet. Trained professionals like psychologists and life coaches dedicate their lives to making people achieve a greater state of happiness. The brain is an amazing organ that can bring us great joy and laughter into our lives or also create great sorrow and tears. The universal hope is that we can all achieve a greater state of inner peace and we all have our own quirky little ways of doing so. I have outlined 5 basic reminders of things to help with putting your mind and body at ease as another constant reminder that we were designed to be happy.