Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The sexiness of happiness

Yesterday I went to Walmart for work and I was poking around the dollar spot.  I came across this adorable little item.  I stuck it on my desk and I kid you not it put me in such a great mood.  It is amazing what a few positive words can do.  

This morning as I was perusing Facebook, a friend of mine posted this great article. 

15 Ways Happiness is Sexy

1. Happy people are confident.

And confident people are sexy. They are not cocky and show-offy, but know their strengths, build upon them, and appreciate them.

2. Stagnation is unattractive.

Growth is very attractive. Happy people grow. They stretch and challenge themselves. How sexy is that!

3. Happy people take care of themselves.

So do sexy people. Sexy people care about their health. They recognize their bodies are the vehicles by which they will accomplish great things. So they take care of that vehicle.

4. Self-obsessed people are very unsexy.

But happy people are giving and thoughtful. They spend more time looking at others and their needs than in the mirror at receding hairlines or crooked noses.

5. Happy people care.

Caring is sexy. Indifference is decidedly not very sexy at all. Indifference is mental laziness and moral sloppiness.

6. Passion is hot.

Passion is what happy people are all about. They love life and love living it. They do things that excite them and get excited about the things they do. Very sexy, indeed!

7. Happy people are loving people.

Love is such a sexy thing. It just feels good to love and be loved. Think about hate and selfishness and unkindness and the rest of love’s antonyms: Not very attractive qualities at all.

8. Happy people have fun.

Fun is sexy too. Sexy people play. Happy people play. Regularly “letting down your hair” and rolling around on the floor with your kids is extremely sexy … and fun … and happiness-inducing. So be sexy and happy and have some fun!

9. Sexy people laugh.

So do happy people! Laughter, as a matter of fact, is one of the sexiest qualities a person can have. The cranky and irritable don’t make for very sexy company.

10. There’s not much that’s sexier than sincerity.

Someone who doesn’t really listen, who pretends to be interested, is a huge turnoff.

11. Blame is ugly.

Happy people are self-responsible. They accept responsibility for their own actions – both failures and successes. They accept responsibility for their own emotions and attitudes too. They don’t use phrases like, “You made me mad!” or “Look how you’re making me feel!” They know they own their own feelings. Nothing sexier than that!

12. Happy people don’t whine or complain.

Neither do sexy people. They see the best and are proactive. They don’t sit around whining about why things never work out for them. They decide what needs to be done and they do it. They don’t see life as something others do to them. They engage it and make something of it. Whiners and complainers don’t do much else than whine and complain. If you want sexy, stay away from whiners and complainers!

13. Laziness is definitely unsexy.

And happy people are decidedly not a bunch of TV-watching time-wasters either. Sexy, happy people are shakers and movers. They get things done. Action is almost a synonym for the happy and sexy crowd!

14. Sexy people are polite.

They are thoughtful and kind. Those who are brash and rude and ill-mannered are in no way sexy at all. If you want to increase your sexy quotient, treat others politely.

15. There is great sexiness in being trusting and trustworthy.

Happy people are both trusting of others and worthy of their trust. Suspicious, distrustful people are patently not very sexy. Nor are liars. To be able to place total confidence in a person’s word is very, very sexy.


  1. I love this! And it's all so true. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

    xx Emily @

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