Committing to Happiness with an Attitude of Gratitude

Committing to Happiness with an Attitude of Gratitude

t’s 6pm on a bitter cold Friday night in the middle of a New York City winter. Under any other circumstances, I might not abandon the comfort of my apartment and the warming aura of my space heater, but this Friday night is different. I am scrambling with excitement to catch the next 6 train departing Grand Central, headed to an event at the 92nd Street Y called “Crazy Sexy Miracles” hosted by Gabrielle Bernstein and Kris Carr.

Fast forward one long, reflective week and a half later: I’m still stuck on one phrase that Gabrielle mentioned toward the end of her lecture. She remarked, quite simply, that choosing to commit to joy drastically increases your chance of success. Looking at it now, typed out in plain text, the statement doesn't appear too radical. But in practice, how many of us consciously choose to commit to joy? How many of us wake up every day with the intention to behave in a way that elevates our level of happiness?

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