Company & Culture
February 16, 2017
8 minute read

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
-Richard Bach

There’s a logic behind happiness that is a true blessing: People who are happy make other people happy, too. And like anything else, happiness may not come naturally to everyone. You must learn ways to be joyful, and nurture them in order to thrive. Here are some tips for finding your happy place in life:

  • Connect with friends from school: Revisit some of the things you enjoyed before life got complicated! Facebook works, but face-to-face works better.
  • Do something on your bucket list: It may be too cold to plant flowers and okra, but you can study a new language, take an online class, or join a community theater troupe.
  • Identify a goal: Make a plan to attain something meaningful and significant that may take years to accomplish, and start on your action plan today.
  • Move: No, you don’t need to relocate; you need to move your body. Physical activity has emotional and mental benefits, so do something that will let your endorphins take you to the happy place!
  • Read your favorite book: What stories did you enjoy when you were ten years old? 17 years old? Locate those old friends and reminisce with them to recapture that other time and place.
  • Seek beauty: Chicagoland has countless museums appealing to any interests and the Chicago Botanic Garden is open year-round.
  • Travel: Even if you can’t afford a getaway to Miami or Cancun, you can explore your own backyard around Illinois.
  • Write a letter – to yourself: Explain to yourself how you’ve grown and how much you’ve accomplished.

Be a Blessing

Volunteering and charitable donations from people like you is how Maot Chitim survives. As Purim approaches, we think about those who are less fortunate. We will help them celebrate this traditional Jewish festival with dignity. It’s also another way to find your happy place: Charitable donations can lead to better physical and mental health! As you count your blessings, remember that donating and volunteering during the holidays are especially needed. Please contact us or visit our website for more information on opportunities to give back.

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