downloadHappiness creates success; success does not create happiness. I had always assumed it was the other way around, but after reading Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage, I realize that is not the case. In fact, there are many things we can do to increase our happiness, including being grateful for the things we have, being kind to others, exercising, and simply relaxing through meditation.

Although Shawn Achor doesn’t mention it directly, photo books, scrapbooks, and other photo memories also contribute to happiness, since these photos help us remember our past experiences and in doing so we appreciate the things we have. I think it is time to create another photo book.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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2 Responses to Happiness

  1. Lynn says:

    So very well said Mark. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Thanks for sharing Mark. Wishing you Happiness, today & always!

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