We were very lucky to have Martin Heppel from “The Resilience Project” visit us today.
Martin spoke to us about gratitude. He told us about two young people he knew who were the happiest people, yet they did not have what many of us take for granted. One boy, Jeremy, could not eat or drink and moved around mainly in a wheelchair, yet he had the greatest sense of humour and was always looking for the positive side of things. The other boy live in Nepal and thought that he was incredibly lucky to be able to go to school even though he only got to go for 2 hours a day and there were no pencils, paper or rubbers at his school.
Martin told us about flipping our mood by thinking of the many good things that happen on a daily basis rather than focussing on the (very few) negative.
He believes that four things are integral to everyone’s happiness and these are; laughter, dancing, music and exercise. He also touched on mindfulness and meditation which he suggested we should all try to do more often.
Martin was an inspiration to us all!
What did you take away from Martin’s talk?