1. Opening: Mindful Moment
“Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you.” ~Rhonda Byrne
Happiness is directly proportional to your belief in how much freedom of choice you have. The research proves that happiness is possible through intentional habit changes, more than circumstantial changes. In fact, only 10% of our happiness is due to our external circumstances and a full 90% is based on our inner environment, with as much as 40% of that being accounted for by our intentional daily activities and the CHOICES we make.
3. Reflection or Challenge
For the next 24 hours, make a commitment to yourself to choose happiness. Consciously track these happiness choice points throughout the day and at each juncture, consider whether your choice will make your future self experience more or less freedom. “When you make a choice you change the future.” ~Deepak Chopra
4. Closing: Appreciation
Close the meeting with an Appreciation Circle. Give each person a chance to say something they appreciate about the person to their left.