Last week I decided Blueberry Pie was going to bring me unparallelled blissful happiness!
Well… it didn’t.
I begrudgingly knew that life didn’t work that way.
I’ve even read all the research that clearly states that all the stuff we think will make us happy such as money, posessions, social status and blueberry pie…
(yes, pie is a legitimate category!)
((ok, maybe I made that last bit up, but it should be up there with the rest!))
… they don’t necessarily lead to happiness.
So this week I was prepared.
I wasn’t going to let any doe-eyed Kristen Stewart, gazing longingly at me from the supermarket magazine stands, foil my galette!
I turned my back on scientific research (and logic of any kind) last week and there were consequences! I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice (at least not in such a short time!)
So what does psychological research on happiness tell us?
Finding joy in the present moment increases life satisfaction.
So this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was approached with curiosity, openness and independent of judgement or expectations.
Disappointment was not an option under these circumstances!
I also decided to work with the seasons rather than against them, so I used apples to make my galette since it’s winter here in Australia.
The result was pure delight and delicious pleasure!