Happiness Changing Lives

I received a Christmas card from someone whose name I did not recognize.  Inside was one of the most poignant messages I’ve ever received from a workshop participant:
“Jim,
I attended your Happiness Seminar at the Cleveland VA Medical Center in October.  It could not have come at a better time for me.  I had, only the week before, finally sought help for my chronic depression.  Some of the tools you presented fit well into the healing plan I developed with my counselor.
Your 13 Principles of Happiness and the advice to eliminate stressors and take my own oxygen first have been instrumental in my progress.  Thank you.
I just want to let you know that warm thoughts are with you throughout the holiday season.”
Wow!  You are welcome!
Knowing that the work I do can create positive changes in the lives of those I touch:  Priceless.  This is why I do what I do.
Happiness — and helping people access that happiness — changes lives.  Way cool!



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  1. It’s great to get that feedback so quickly. I don’t think many of us really understand or realize how much we influence people, be it negatively or positively. When we do get the feedback it is a strong learning experience for us and resonates strongly within us. Keep up the good work, Jim. TOM

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  3. Isn’t unexpected positive feedback amazing?!? It’s like a hug in written form. Like a warm cup of chai (or coffee if you prefer) enveloping you in its warmth and comfort on a cold winter’s day. You just want to wrap yourself in its warmth and cocoon/shelter there for a wonderful moment.
    (Or am I the only one who sees it that way?? LOL)
    Enjoy the moment Jim!

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