Here are five ways I fill our home with happiness. 1). Brighten walls with mirrors. Mirrors make a room look larger and also reflect light to make the room brighter. This takes away gloomy feelings by boosting levels of the brain’s good-feel hormone serotonin!
2). Surround yourself with images of angels. This symbol of protection heightens feelings of security and confidence. And, looking at a reminder of faith lifts our spirits.
3). Plant a window box. Having bright flowers peek through windows is a beautiful way to feel closer to nature. Geraniums come in many colors, and petunias emit a delicious spicy smell in the evening.
4). Revitalize the atmosphere instantly with the scent of rosemary. A drop of this oil on a light bulb diffuses when you turn on the light. Or, hang a sprig.
5). Trigger some laughs with family and pets doing silly things. In one photo of my grandson D’mitri can lift my mood-lifters for hours with a finger over the lip that looks like a mustache. That photo was snapped just after he was told not to use the rabbit ear gesture behind someone’s head!