happiness is an obligation

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Today was the first Saturday I’ve had off work/study in a VERY long time (you know I’m serious when it’s bold and in capitals!). So, to celebrate, my beautiful sister and I treated ourselves to a highly enjoyable lunch and movie date. Lunch was a delicious salad from Coopers and Co at The Colombo (the best mall eva!) and the movie was Hector and The Search for Happiness – so incredibly good, I.just.can’t.recommend.it.enough. In fact, I would go so far as to say; it has become my most favourite movie of all time. EVERYONE should see it. Seriously though, “feel-good” doesn’t even come close. Rather, it is simply life changing.

PS I cried.

PPS it stars Rosamund Pike (the freaky – to put it lightly – blondie from Gone Girl) – another reason why you should see it. ASAP.

Lessons that Hector learns:
Lesson 1- Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.
Lesson 2- Happiness often comes when least expected.
Lesson 3- Many people only see happiness in their future.
Lesson 4- Many people think that happiness comes from having more power or more money.
Lesson 5- Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.
Lesson 6- Happiness is a long walk in beautiful, unfamiliar mountains.
Lesson 7- It’s a mistake to think that happiness is the goal.
Lesson 8A- Happiness is being with the people that you love.
Lesson 8B- Unhappiness is being separated from the people that you love.
Lesson 9- Happiness is knowing that your family lacks for nothing.
Lesson 10- Happiness is doing a job that you love.
Lesson 11- Happiness is having a home and a garden of your own.
Lesson 12- It’s harder to be happy in a country run by bad people.
Lesson 13- Happiness is feeling useful to others.
Lesson 14- Happiness is to be loved for EXACTLY who you are.
Lesson 15- Happiness comes when you feel truly alive.
Lesson 16- Happiness is knowing how to celebrate.
Lesson 17- Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love.
Lesson 18- The Sun and the Sea make everybody happy.
Lesson 19- Happiness is not attaching too much importance to what other people think.
Lesson 20- Happiness is a certain way of seeing things.
Lesson 21- Rivalry ruins happiness.

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