“All that is required to become an optimist is to have the goal and to practice it. The more you rehearse optimistic thoughts, the more ‘natural’ and ‘ingrained’ they will become. With time they will be part of you, and you will have made yourself into an altogether different person.”
Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D, author The How of Happiness: a scientific approach to getting the life you want…
This list was found on the internet and sent to me by a friend. The list and format above is from a tribute to Stephen Covey, the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People http://www.amazon.com/The-Habits-Highly-Effective-People/dp/1455892823
I looked at a number of different lists and selected this one because I liked the format! When I looked further, I found Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor at the University of California Riverside, who wrote the book that featured the twelve things. http://sonjalyubomirsky.com/
I hope you have found this list as inspiring as I have. If what Dr. Lyubomrisky says in her quote above is correct, we can learn, with practice, to be happy. What a wonderful thing, pass the gift of happiness along.