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The Key To Happy Life

by Lily Lee on March 03, 2019

Dear you,

This is the first letter I write to you. I am just going to be myself and so the topic of this letter might be a bit heavy--not like many other ones I read from other shop's blogs.

Here we go.

When we opened the first LAVISHY Boutique, I thought one month will be more than enough to set up the store considering we only got one or two days to set up our trade show booth.
O wasn't I wrong!
It took three months and we only labeled half of the products in the store. The weather was getting nicer and nicer, so we thought: well, why wait?
So on the beautiful Spring day, we opened the door.

Setting up the first LAVISHY Boutique online store took almost two years.
Yes, we have a lot of products.
So I was prepared to take a lot of time to set up this new online store.

While I upload products to this online store, I normally have Youtube on and listed to BBC documentaries, stand-up comedy and Ted Talks.
This afternoon, after listening to What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Robert Waldinger, I discovered Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships by Shasta Nelson. I was so excited!
Robert Waldinger mentioned the Harvard university's study for almost 80 years which I read about it before. I had given it a lot of thoughts about how important it is to have good relationship and embracing community can help us live longer, and be happier. I could not agree more.
To be honest, I do feel lonely even so I have a great husband who is simply wonderful. But I do miss my family and friends. (None of my family is in Toronto and most of my friends are not here either.) Even with the technology, we can talk easily and cheaply, I found a lot of time I could not get hold of them or I could only get very little of their time and attention.
I know we are all very busy.
But I also know our happiness is more important than our work. We work to have a better life, isn't it? And now science proved good relationship makes us happy.
And good relationship need time and attention to cultivate.
The problem is: we often don't have time and relationship fades away.
It's exactly what was written on the introduction of Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships by Shasta Nelson.
"Our world is getting "better" at connecting us and yet we're reporting feeling more disconnected than ever. The issue: loneliness. The solution: understanding the 3 actions that lead to belonging."
Shasta Nelson believes that the three requirements are: Positivity, Consistency & Vulnerability.
I think it is my NO.1 favor Ted Talks so far.
I really think you should listen to both because when you put them together it makes perfect sense.

I include the links to the two talks and one article:
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Robert Waldinger
Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships
by Shasta Nelson.

I felt I found the key to happiness after listening to these two talks. And I hope they will help you getting closer to the life you want to live.
Sorry I could not write more now as it is 11:59 p.m.
Time flies and talk to you soon.

Best regards

Lily

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