“The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy,” says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, “is born from gratitude.” How do we get there according the Steindl-Rast? By slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. Furthermore, in his video (see below) “How to Be Happy-Secrets to Happiness,” Brendon Buchard, personal development trainer, explains how research proves that peace, acceptance and gratitude for the past and complete engagement in the present bring about personal happiness.
Please take a few minutes to view the video (and the ones that follow) which are great reminders for me to be grateful helping me living into that first skill on our BCS Moral Compass – Positive Attitude! I am grateful to work with such an amazing group of dedicated educators who are here to provide amazing learning experiences for the students we serve.
The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude
TED talk about how gratitude brings you happiness