How often do you stop and ask yourself if you are really doing the things in life that will make you happy? Just like we need physical check-ups, we need happiness check-ups. Schedule time to stop and reflect on your life and actions. Evaluate whether your actions are leading you to happiness and success or whether you are just bouncing through life, missing your opportunities to be happy. So on your birthday, stop and think about whether you are choosing happiness and taking daily actions that will make you happier. On Valentines’ Day, stop and reflect on whether you are nurturing your most important relationships and giving authentically of yourself. Around Christmas, stop and ponder whether you are clear on your Higher Purpose and how you can make a difference in someone else’s life. On New Year’s, stop and ask yourself if you are taking actions that only bring you instant pleasure and temporary happiness, or are you doing the things that will bring contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction, the ingredients for lasting happiness?