How you can share the ultimate gift of happiness this season
Coming up with ideas for holiday gifts, taking time to visit the mall to buy them, writing out cards for all your friends and family… Keeping up with holiday must-do’s that show the ones we love how much they matter can be challenging in today’s fast-paced world.
But what if we were to tell you there’s a way to easily give the gift of happiness this year—and every year? And that it can be done in an easy, fast, and secure way?
Before we reveal our secret, let us dig in a bit deeper…
The human pursuit of happiness
Since ancient time, much has been said about this heartwarming endeavor. Greek philosopher Aristotle devoted more space to the topic of happiness than any thinker prior to the modern era. He was convinced that a genuinely happy life required the fulfillment of a broad range of conditions, including physical as well as mental well-being.
In fact, Aristotle declared friendship one of the most important virtues in achieving the goal of eudaimonia (happiness). In his book, “The Nichomachean Ethics,” he mentions different types of friendships, however, he saw the most important one based on a person wishing the best for his or her friends regardless of utility or pleasure.
A couple of thousand years later, the Grant and Glueck Harvard Study revealed its one true secret to a happy life: close and meaningful relationships.
For nearly 80 years (from 1939 to 2014), the study tracked 456 poor men growing up in Boston and 268 male graduates from Harvard’s classes of 1939-1944. Robert Waldinger, psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School professor, and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development who led the study, made a strong statement after reviewing the results:
“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”
Indeed, the secret to happiness isn’t hard to find
After years of studying the science of happiness, Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert concluded that much of our happiness is produced by things that have long evolutionary histories, such as watching our children succeed and knowing you’ve had an impact on it. He emphasizes the fact that as social animals, we should invest in our social relationships to live happy lives.
Gilbert also points out that we all know the way to happiness.
“There is utterly no secret about the kind of things that make people happy,” Gilbert explains. “If you list them for people, they go, ‘Yeah, that kind of sounds like what my rabbi, grandmother, philosophers have said all along. What’s the secret?’ The answer is there is no secret. They were right.”
A holiday gift everyone will love
That being said, we’d like to give everyone the ultimate holiday gift—of happiness! Lifetime Wishes was created to help you bond with your loved ones in the online world we live in.
You can schedule messages to make someone happy with your words, while working on your own happiness by building close and meaningful relationships with those around you.
With Lifetime Wishes, happiness really is as easy as 1-2-3…
- Upon the birth of your baby, record one video for each birthday (or life event) over the next 25 years. In each video, advise your daughter or son on what you think is important to know at the age of 10, 15, 20… or when they go to college, get married, or get their first job.
- You can schedule each video to be unlocked on the birthday–or leave it unlocked and add a subject saying “Unlock on your wedding day/your baby’s first birthday/your retirement/etc.”
- Your daughter or son will receive the videos each year, or open them on special dates, ensuring a lifetime relationship between you that’s full of meaning communication.
As Aristotle so eloquently put it: “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Take a giant step forward to true happiness today; Lifetime Wishes can help!