It’s the 3rd Friday of July–3 Fridays in July this year! How are things going for you and your summer so far? Based on the feedback I’ve been getting already, many of you are enjoying this series on the Rules of Happiness (this is NOT an affiliate link) by Karl Moore.
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I’m participating in the Facebook blogging challenge on Fridays this month, with the Power Affiliate Club (PAC) Blogging Carnival. Part of the topic is on not giving up, but instead focusing on what you want to accomplish. Today’s Rule of Happiness seems to fit that line of thought, with a focus on being more positive and getting more accomplished. As my fellow PAC blogger Sue stated, “If you have a solid realistic purpose and a positive outlook you will persist.”
So onto today’s rule #3, which coordinates with our “3s” for the day (seeing patterns of repeating numbers in another whole story)…
Rule #3 – Say Yes More
“We fight against what happens to us in life, rather than allowing it to be as it is. We resist it, rather than accepting it. We say ‘No!’ rather than saying ‘Yes’ – or even just ‘Okay.’
By saying ‘Yes!’ more to life, we go with the flow. Things become more enjoyable and positive, less stressful and anxious, and often the situation turns out for the better, regardless.” –Karl Moore
“I will say yes to every favor, request, suggestion and invitation.
I will swear to say yes where once I would say no.”
– Danny Wallace
I can understand the rationale behind this idea, of promoting and focusing on a more positive lifestyle, because positive over negative certainly leads to more happiness. But I’m thinking you should use common sense and only say ‘yes’ when it’s sensible and safe to do so.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you agree with this “rule” of happiness?
Do you think this rule might be “conditional” on circumstances related to saying ‘yes’?