While working on the Path of the Horse documentary I found making videos is a fun way to artistically express myself. Now I am lucky enough to be able to help friends with their videos while at the same time helping to spread more of what feels good in the world.
I just finished working on a short video about how to have more happiness in your life. I got to work with some great people but a surprising perk of this job is that I got to watch the video and its message over and over. I admit that if I had seen this video once, I would think it’s a helpful message but pretty basic. I probably wouldn’t have watched it more than once. I figured I’m ready for more advanced stuff. Fortunately for me, as the director and editor of the video I trapped myself into watching the video over and over as we were creating and editing it. Even when I wasn’t working on it, the scenes were replaying in my mind as I went about the rest of my day.
The simple message of the video is to think of what you are thankful for. Typically in the past I might think of something I’m thankful for once or twice a day, but now as the video was coming to mind in more moments, I found myself spending much more time looking for the bounty around me. As simple as this message and technique is, IT WORKS…and the more moments you remember to use it, THE MORE IT WORKS!
Happiness is a simple, natural thing for us humans. I’ve found that “simple” is often what I’ve skipped over in my race to understand what’s going on here. It takes some time to make new habits but it’s totally worth it. Don’t cheat yourself or your friends out of any more moments you could be seeing the amazing gift this moment holds. If you are ready for a happiness overhaul try watching this video once an hour for a week. (Actually if anyone does this let me know, I want to hear what happens!)
Here’s the video, let me know what you think of it. Remember how easy it is to forward along, spread happiness!