Hi <>, and the warmest of welcomes to "Happy Life The JJ Way".

While we're all still reeling from the news of the sudden passing last week of Michael Jackson, some of you may even be getting to saturation point with regard to the media coverage. Before you do turn off and return to your happy life, can I just remind you of how you felt when you heard the shocking news? Was there a moment or two, or even longer, of disbelief, followed by thoughts in the vein of "you just never know when you're numbers up", or "enjoy life now while you have it"?

Someone clever once said something like "there are only two moments in life: now, and too late". I want you to remember those wise words, take them to your heart. Now is all we ever have. Don't wait for that big event to happen before you let yourself be happy. By all means plan wonderful things to look forward to, but because you may never get there (like MJ with his concerts) learn to be happy NOW.

Life is happening to you this, and every, second. Drink it in.

7 Ways To Be Happy NOW!

If your life is not as happy as you'd like, try my top tips for being happy today.

1. List three things you're grateful for - yes! actually write them down and put them by your bed so you go to sleep happy.

2. Get some exercise - huff and puff so your cheeks are pink and you feel alive!

3. Be in nature - I'm a water girl, but you may prefer just bushland, or the garden.

4. Let your partner/child/parent/someone important to you know how much you appreciate them.

5. Put on your favourite music (loud) and sing and dance, or just hum if it's classical.Your spirits will soar!

6. Call or visit a friend who makes you laugh.

7. Do something nice for someone - anyone - a stranger, a neighbour, an acquaintance, without hope of redemption. Making someone else's day will actually make yours.

For a more in-depth look at happiness, see what the scientists tell us here: happiness study

and what I unearthed in

my happiness study

From Lucia...

Do not look forward. Do not look back. Look within. There is a well of happiness within you waiting to be tapped. This moment is your life. Find something to celebrate NOW. There is so much good in the world, if you just choose to acknowledge it. Use this moment to find the good. Do this often and soon you will see only the good. Finding the good in every moment, how can you fail to be happy?


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Why Am I The Happiest Person I Know?

When I was given an opportunity to share my message with the world, through my first publication The Path To Success I thought it may be my only opportunity, ever. So I thought long and hard about the number one reason I am The Happiest Person I Know. If I could only share one message with the world, which would be the most important?

The answer is my contribution to The Path To Success and it is my fervent wish that you read it, take my message on board, and become The Happiest Person You Know!

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Until next month, Live Life Happy!

Jackie xxx