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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


In this morning's paper we read a blurb about Action for Happiness and their 10 Keys to Happier Living which they list through their acronym, GREAT DREAM:

As we explored their website, we enjoyed the resonance with Zentangle - particularly those parts where they mention "noticing the world around you and taking the time to appreciate things" or, "trying out and learning new things." Their "Resilience - finding ways to bounce back" is so similar to our, "There are no mistakes in Zentangle. Whatever happens can be used as an inspiration for a new pattern." Their "Acceptance - being comfortable with who you are" is familiar to anyone who has heard us talk about how we expect everyone's Zentangles to look different.

We love how both approaches give tools to enable people to focus on what brings themselves happiness.

There are many more similarities. We encourage you to take a moment to explore and enjoy.

Best from us both,

Rick and Maria


1 comment:

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

I've been appreciating a new capacity for resilience in my life this last twelve months of my tangled journey. I've always loved the quote, "The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." — George S. Patton

The Action for Happiness site has some truly great suggestions - wow! Action 7: Bring mindfulness into your day has been my number one Life lesson - and a perpetual lesson at that! And also Action 8: Find your strengths and focus on using them! Our local tangle group find ways to celebrate our tangling styles. For example, if your lines aren't parallel, emphasise it... exaggerate it... flourish with it... Celebrate It... own it, and make it your style!

But I think my fave has to be Action 18: Be curious and get inspired! ...and there's definitely a lot of Zentangle philosophy in there (like Action 29: Get completely absorbed in something!)

Thanks so much for this link!! =)