"The Bliss Habits experiment is based loosely on Ben Franklin’s habit of concentrating on Thirteen Virtues which he felt would cause him to be a better person. Ben kept track of his virtues daily, giving himself a “black mark” in a small notebook when he failed to live up to that virtue. He also cycled through each of his virtues, spending a week, four times each year, concentrating on, studying and encouraging the particular virtue. This is the practice that Kathy at BlissHabits has duplicated for encouraging the habits of bliss."
The 13 habits are:
- JOY - A source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something exceptionally festive or satisfying.
- ORDER - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- CREATIVITY - The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.
- PASSION – a fervent or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything; experience of strong love or sexual desire.
- WHIMSY – extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression; an odd or fanciful notion.
- SERENITY – the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; composure, peacefulness, peace.
- INQUIRY – a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; study, scrutiny, exploration.
- COMMUNITY - Sharing, participation, and fellowship.
- ROMANCE – To court or woo romantically; treat with ardor or chivalrousness; a strong fascination or enthusiasm for something.
- GRATITUDE – warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; very thankful.
- MOXIE - Possessing the attribute of ”coolness” and able to face difficulty with spirit and courage; sass, spunk, determination and attitude.
- HUMILITY – The quality or condition of being humble; imitate Jesus and Socrates.
- SURPRISE - A sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment; to come upon or discover suddenly and unexpectedly.
Hope your week is full of wonderful surprises.
take care, gerri
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