Guest Blogger – Teen Happiness


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Hey everyone, please give a warm welcome to my guest blogger today, Irene Roth. If you’ve got teenagers in the house, be sure to visit her blog and get tips for teen girls.

Evelyn

Hi, my name is Irene Roth of
www.adolescentgirlsblog.wordpress.com and I am here to
discuss a favourite topic of mine: Happiness. Happiness is
one of those amorphous concepts that not too many people
can bring about successfully. But why is this?

We seem to live in one of the most richest and happiest
seeking times in history, yet it seems that we just can’t seem
to be content with what we have. We always seem to want
more, buy more, and accumulate more.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not against buying and making
yourself happy. But I think that a steady diet of getting more
and more creates dissatisfaction and unhappiness in time.
After a while, we are never happy. And when this happens,
no matter how much we have, we need more and more.

Last time, I reflected about how a person can be happy no
matter how much pain and hardship she has to endure. This
week, I want to leave you with the thought that you could be
happy regardless of how much you have or buy. Happiness
is a state of mind and being and it has very little, if anything
to do with things and outside circumstances.

So what is happiness?  It is a state of mind in which we
find contentment and peace in all of our daily activities. It is
an experience of solitude and appreciation for everything
that we have. It is an way of perceiving the world that
makes us smile, regardless of what is going on in our lives.

~ To our happiness!
~ Irene

For more information about Irene S. Roth’s ideas on
happiness for adolescent girls, please visit
www.adolescentgirlsblog.wordpress.com.

Comments (6)

Heather Bestel

August 12, 2010

Great post Irene & Evelyn,
In 2006 me and my family started a journey to simplicity. We downshifted from a busy city to the middle of nowhere in South West Scotland. We got rid of so many things that we didn't need. We didn't know we didn't need them until we took the time to really notice. We take time every day to appreciate the beautiful countryside around us. And we are grateful. My gratitude journal is full every night. I am happier now with less than I ever have been. I wish every one could feel what I do about not needing and buying stuff. I agree with you that it is all about a state of mind. So many of us have so much, yet are so unhappy. Thank you for highlighting this important issue.
much love
Heather xx

Heather Bestel

August 12, 2010

Great post Irene & Evelyn,
In 2006 me and my family started a journey to simplicity. We downshifted from a busy city to the middle of nowhere in South West Scotland. We got rid of so many things that we didn't need. We didn't know we didn't need them until we took the time to really notice. We take time every day to appreciate the beautiful countryside around us. And we are grateful. My gratitude journal is full every night. I am happier now with less than I ever have been. I wish every one could feel what I do about not needing and buying stuff. I agree with you that it is all about a state of mind. So many of us have so much, yet are so unhappy. Thank you for highlighting this important issue.
much love
Heather xx

Evelyn Brooks

August 12, 2010

Thank you, Heather!

Evelyn Brooks

August 12, 2010

Thank you, Heather!

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