Yesterday, Gretchen Rubin (author of the great book The Happiness Project) posted her own "8 Auspicious Symbols" of her happiness project. For some reason, the symbols really resonated with me. I kept "seeing" her cow symbol (representing her family) throughout my work day today, and it made me want to figure out my own happiness symbols, so I could recall them and help guide my thoughts to my happiness project.
Anyway, here are my "8 Happiness Symbols" and the reasons behind them:
1. Birthday Candles - to remind me to celebrate traditions
2. Orthodox Cross - a reminder to live my priorities
3. Red Balloon - reminder to "let go"
4. Zig Zag Bridge - my happy place, a place of truly being in the moment
5. Teddy Bear - reminder to be gentle, with myself and others
6. Fish - my husband (his nickname was Fish back in the day)
7. Peacock - represents my daughter (named after Flannery O'Connor, who raised peafowl)
8. Oak Tree - representing family
Now perhaps when I'm driving in between clients, my own happiness symbols will flash into my head, and provide me with a little happiness inspiration.
What are some meaningful symbols in your life? I'm really interested to hear! (I mean it!)