“I think abundance, to me, would be the feeling that not only do you have what you need and what you want, but you feel like you have the ability to give to others.” Shawn Achor
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been enjoying the warmer spring temperatures outside. Everything is blooming and what always amazes me is the sheer abundance of nature. This got me thinking about different kinds of abundance in our lives and the myriad of ways that we can share this with others. In May I had the pleasure of providing complimentary Indian Head Massages for some very hard working child and youth workers. This experience reminded me that sharing our abundance often boosts our own happiness too!
Shawn Achor, a world renowned Happiness Researcher, author and creator of Happiness Advantage training, suggests we can improve our happiness levels in just two minutes a day over 21 days. The concept is really very simple, but can have a big impact. It is featured in the Wellness tip of the month below!
Wellness tip for June: Sharing Abundance
Make a list of 21 people who have had a positive impact on your life (big or small, from any domain in your life) or who have been helpful/doing a great job. Every morning for 21 days, email, text or write one of these people. What you say doesn’t have to be fancy. You can write one or two lines to recognize them, thank them or offer positive praise! You will be surprised how this simple exercise will not only boost their happiness, but yours!
Donna-Michelle Rancoeur is a Registered Reflexologist (RRPR), a Reiki Master and an Indian Head Massage Practitioner.