Yummy Me Feels So Good
We can anchor happy feelings and memories in our neural networks by remembering them and "replaying" them to strengthen our "Happy Muscles".
We probably all remember when we were young how feelings came and went quickly and didn't "stick" so much. A simple belly laugh could easily erase feelings then and bring us back to joy and wonder.
This is the feeling of wonder and gratitude for just being alive. Watch as a child loses him or herself with an insect, animal, small pebble. or even a faraway star. They are lost in the feeling of wonder and joy. We can all remember that as our natural happy place we lived in when we were young. We can reclaim this when we give space to and appreciate our children's silent moments of wonder and joy.