Positivity is infectious, and something I always associate with our Virgin teams, who do a wonderful job of bringing joy to each others and our customers’ lives. To promote more happiness and opportunity in the new year, we asked them to tell us: What’s your happy mantra?
Here are some responses that I’m going to adopt in 2017…
“Throw kindness around like confetti.” – Abigail Fausto, Virgin America
“Happiness has a true sense of simplicity. Its root is not from what you own, but from what drives your soul and inspires your sense of belonging.” – Anel Oosthuizen, Virgin Limited Edition
“One can always find a way to adapt to whatever life throws at you: just enjoy the moment.” – Chris Kovalik, Virgin Management USA
“We will make it work.” – Sheryl Davey Keremetlian, Virgin Mobile Canada
“Don’t let the buggers grind you down.” – Nigel Penman, Virgin Trains East Coast
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” – Alys Moshier, Virgin Galactic
What’s my personal mantra for happiness? The way I see it, there’s a reason we’re called human beings and not human doings. As human beings we have the ability to think, move and communicate in a heightened way. We can cooperate, understand, reconcile and love, that’s what sets us apart from most other species. So in 2017, don’t forget the to-do list, but remember to write a to-be list too.
What’s your happy mantra? I’d love to hear it in the comments below.