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Happy Experiment No 27: Remember the first time

Today’s Happiness Experiment is a timely Valentine’s Day reminder to remember the first time you met the person you love most.  What were the characteristics that attracted you to them?  What would your life be like if you hadn’t met this person? How have they contributed to your happiness?

“Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end”  Tony Robbins


Matt Cardle sings First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for X Factor judges

Posted 12th February 2015 by Shona Lockhart

Happiness Experiment No 23: Show gratitude to someone you love

Today we have a new Happiness Experiment to try for Valentine’s Day.  Ditch the red roses and the boxes of chocolates.  Research has demonstrated that showing gratitude to someone you love or to someone who has had a big influence on your life by writing them a letter and reading it out to them can give you a huge happiness boost. This great video from Soulpancake shows what happened to some willing happiness experimenters when they tried this research out.  Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and remember that Valentine’s Day does not need to be limited to romantic partners in your life – you can share your love and appreciation to anyone who matters to you.

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude


Posted by Shona Lockhart on 14th February 2014