Happiness Sprite Tip:
Be on the lookout for times you are generous, forgiving, good humored, creative, playful, come up with an interesting solution to a problem, choose peace & happiness over being right (makes life much easier, you know), etc.
Do all of this as an experiment -- even if it makes you squirm a bit (squirming is good for you -- it gets the blood and oxygen flowing and improves the immune system -- I just made that up, but who knows, maybe it's true).
One thing is true -- we are much too critical of ourselves. We deserve to be more loving with ourselves and the more goodness we see, the more things we will see to appreciate about ourselves. This will also be a gift to those we love. As we see more to appreciate in ourselves, we will just naturally also look for the good in others. And, when we aren't acting too wisely, or with mcuh goodness, please remember there is a small child, within each of us, that's just needing some kind attention.
Much love & laughter,
The Happiness Sprite & Spruce