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Happiness Project: November

Hard to believe we’re heading into the final two months of the year. We spent October “doing”–I hope you did what you intended.

In November, our word is….


As we begin the season of giving, we’ll actually focus on taking. Sounds odd but let’s see what happens if we put the spin on giving in order to take.

For me, I’m going to:

1. Take time to enjoy what’s important.

What will you take? Please share in our comments section, below.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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    I’d like to take the opportunity to explain what’s important to me.

    So often I think we move what’s important to us to second place. It’s necessary that we let others know what’s important to us…and why.

    We might just be surprised at the responses. If the responses are positive – we can enjoy in a new and better way, if the responses are negative that’s okay too. There’s always a way to be sure what you enjoy stands out – if we don’t let it, it can be forgotten.

    Thanks so much for the Happiness Project Denise. Such a great way to challenge ourselves each month.

  2. Profile photo of ejourneys

    I am taking ownership of my temperament.

    I used to be a go-getter. I used to be a workaholic. I used to push myself — really, really hard.

    These days I’ve stripped almost all of that down. In the midst of caregiving I’ve been cultivating a kind of peace and slowness that seem to me to go contrary to the societal “norm.”

    I’m not “society.” I’m me. This is my norm. Making peace with that has decreased my stress level considerably. So has cutting myself a lot of slack.

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    I will take in the sights, sounds, and joys of the season, starting with our son’s 16th birthday on the 14th.

    I am also going to take the time in November to get organized for the December holidays.


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