The Science of Happiness: 4 Science Experiments That Will Make You Smile

Hap·pi·ness noun \ˈha-pē-nəs\:

a. A state of well-being and contentment; joy.

b. A pleasurable or satisfying experience.

via Merriam Webster Dictionary

We all have our own definition of happiness. I spend a lot of time reading books, blogs, etc. on what other people think happiness is all about. I came across these videos on a religious account I follow on twitter and thought how ironic that they would tweet about science experiments, but these videos aren’t exactly scientific, they’re humanistic. A fun and interesting way to see how difficult it is dealing with simple emotions like love, happiness, kindness, and forgiveness. These words require us to dig deep. Most people hate to dig deep, but digging deep gives us a sense of happiness and freedom. All your insecurities go out the door when you feel stronger emotionally. Watch the videos all the way through, I promise it is worth your time.

Hope this brings a smile to your face today! =]

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1. The Secret to Happiness is… What?! REALLY?!

This video gave me reassurance about my definition of happiness. I’ve read many books on whole hearted living and happiness, and the common theme is gratitude. If we simply take the time to see how wonderful life is, thank people often, be grateful for the people and things in your life, happiness grows inside of you. I’m a strong believer that outside influences do not always determine if you live a happy life or not. It is you who determines that. Your way of thinking, your mindset. So count your blessings, be grateful and you’ll discover all the reasons to be happy.

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2. Benefits to Being Happy

We’ve all heard it – the more successful you are, the happier you are. But what if it was the opposite? ….. What if being happier, actually made you more successful?

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3. I’m a Nice Person. Some Say I’m Too Nice. But I Think Kindness Wins.

I want to do some of these acts of kindness. Like now. Anyone willing to join me? 😊

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4. Forgiveness is Hard. But Living A Bitter and Unhappy Life is Harder.

I saw this video and thought wow I need to try this! Another example of digging deep. We aren’t perfect. We are not going to like, or get along with everyone. People will annoy us, people will hurt us, some people will hurt us so deep that we are scarred for a while. With any extreme of pain I always tell people that it’s good to talk about it, or write it down. It has always made me feel better to try to understand why I felt the way I felt. We aren’t wrong for holding grudges, we just have to learn to let go. Do it for YOU. So you won’t be scared to trust someone again. You grow emotionally stronger, brave enough to trust someone, or love someone, because you’ll know how to deal with hurt. You’ll be happier once you learn how to forgive.

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Any comments? Feel free to comment below! I would love to know your thoughts on HAPPINESS.

Thanks for the videos @SoulPancake http://www.soulpancake.com !!

Click on the picture below to see a Soul Pancake segment on Oprah about Love. 😍

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