Ripples #644: Happy Heart!

Ripples #644: Happy Heart!
For our tribe of 28,895 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Sep 26, 2011


It’s hard living with a hard heart!
-Eli Stende, 6 years old, submitted by Troy (proud papa!)


No matter what you are doing,
keep the undercurrent of happiness.
Learn to be secretly
happy within your heart
in spite of all circumstances.
-Paramahansa Yogananda, submitted by Rebecca in Chicago, IL


Young Eli is on to something for sure. Living with a “hard heart” makes it
difficult to notice the good stuff that is likely happening all around us.
Oh, there is poopy stuff happening around us too, and focusing on that is
what can harden our heart (Literally, according to recent research about
about stress and heart health!). So take some advice from a wise 6-year-old
and seek activities that add a bit of “happy” to your heart: look around
you and identify a few things that are going right in your life, or spend a
few extra minutes with your kindest and happiest colleagues, classmates, and

p.s. Having you in my life gives me a happy heart. For reals.

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