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Happiness is where you are, not where you go

Happiness is where you are, not where you can go.

It doesn't matter from San Diego to Buffalo.

The first line is my thought, the second is from researchers. My happiness doesn't depend on living in sunny San Diego or blistery Buffalo. My daughter reminded me of this the other day when we were walking through our snow covered yard.

We were tromping around, making tracks, the white snow a canvas for our adventure. We recreated scenes from Frozen, we pretended to be mountain climbers, we were little version of Thoreau in our own Walden Woods.

This moment warmed my soul more than any hot chocolate we would drink afterwards, and it was only possible because we live in Northwest Ohio. The skeptic in me suggests that maybe we would have more great moments somewhere warmer, somewhere we spent more time outside. Researchers question this, people living in the colder Scandinavian countries are just as happy as those on the beach in Australia. The idea idea that we overemphasize things we think will make us happier in the future is called the focusing illusion. It's a case of the grass being greener in my neighbors yard, except I don't want greener grass, just some that's free of snow.

New Year 2013 Events in Derby UK

On The Hotels in Derby Blog

This year we have our usual smorgasbord of fantastic events planned so that the population of Derby can welcome on the New Year in style.

The New Year party venues in Derby are likely to be just a rowdy and popuar as they always are and so we thought we would put together a little guide to help you chose the best event for you.

The events planned for the big night include; disco nights, magical party nights, festive lunch and dinners, all at a pocket-friendly price. There is usually plenty of food provided in the events and people are required to book tickets in advance as there are very many people who go to attend the events.

There are plenty of New Year eve parties in Derby, if you are in Derby during Christmas or New year's eve, you cannot fail to find somewhere to celebrate the season as Derby loves to party. The majority of the restaurants and bars will be having some kind of even. Some will be more expensive than others but we are sure there will be something for everyone...

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