Gretchen from the Happiness Project had a great story today that emphasized the truth of her main point:
If you have plenty of fun in your life â€“ if you make time to see
friends, to learn about things that interest you, to do the things you
enjoy, like reading or going to movies or hiking â€“ you have a higher
store of patience and tolerance.
On the other hand, when you donâ€™t have much fun in your life, itâ€™s
easy to become preoccupied with the aggravations and frustrations.
Thereâ€™s nothing to distract you from your bad feelings.
Gretchen was pushing a stroller through ice and snow and didn’t even realize how difficult it was until she got home because she was having so much fun talking to her friend. It’s like a long wait at a restaurant isn’t noticeable if you are catching up with an old friend.