Research on happiness and its connection to health has proven, time and again, that the single most important factor to living a long and happy life is having close relationships. These loving bonds protect you from life’s discontents and promote mental and physical health. Having a solid group of friends and family gives you the strength you need to face challenges, and the company to celebrate blessings and successes.
We sometimes take our loved ones for granted, and this is a good time to pause and reflect whether we are fully present when we are with our children, with our elderly parents, or with our friends. Are we listening mindfully or are we stealing looks at our smartphones? Are we at their side when they need us? Do we take the time to demonstrate our gratitude for their presence in our lives?
When the going gets tough, the tough get together and support each other. Let’s look out for others and help them develop resilience and happiness, even as we are promoting our own. Let’s teach our children that connections can and must be extended from family and friends to everyone around us. We all share one planet and one common humanity. Together, we can make this world a better place.
Domingo García Ramos s/n,
Prados de la Montaña,
Cuajimalpa de Morelos, CP 05619
Ciudad de México