Laugh, dance, and smile. I don’t think it would be possible to remain unhappy if we regularly spent time laughing, dancing, and smiling–even if we’re by ourselves (which is about the only time I would be dancing–well, maybe with hubby!) With all the fur babies in our home, they provide a source of laughter and smiling multiple times a day.
Well, we’re done with Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness! Remember, again, I’ve only shared excerpts – his book (available in digital form at Amazon for only 99 cents!) has longer detailed entries for each “rule.” No affiliate links here, remember – just a good book I thought was worth sharing! Tomorrow, July 31, we’ll wrap up the month with an overview and summary of the 18 Rules of Happiness.
Here are all the other rules, from #1 to #17, for those who haven’t read them all or for anyone who wants to refer back to them:
So here it is–the final Rule of Happiness! 🙂
Rule #18– Laugh, Dance, Smile!
“Surround yourself with happiness –wonderful music, dance classes, evenings with friends.
Take time to laugh at the craziness of life! Splash out and enjoy to the max.
True happiness, self-development, freedom, comes from inside –
and is expressed externally in bright faces, a big smile, and plenty of laughing.
Laugh at all of the silly problems you’ve been holding on to, so very well, for so long.” –Karl Moore
“A friendly look, a kindly smile,
one good act, and life’s worthwhile.”
I confess it’s difficult sometimes to laugh or smile, if I focus on the negative things going on around me. But if I make the effort to look around and count my blessings, smiling and laughing are much easier to do (I’m really not much of a dancer!)
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Are you able to rise above your sometimes negative circumstances and engage in smiling, laughing, and even dancing?
Have you enjoyed learning about these 18 rules of happiness? Which ones are your favorites?
Thanks for reading! Be sure to return on the last day of July tomorrow for an overview and wrap-up of the 18 Rules of Happiness!
Two smile-inducing sources of happiness in our household! 🙂
More cuteness with our Mr. Tabs and Miss Minnie!