What I Learned About Happiness on a Princess Cruise

While on a recent 7-day cruise with Princess Cruises, I learned a thing or two about happiness. Here’s what I discovered!

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I recently returned from a glorious 7 day cruise aboard the amazing Regal Princess ship. I’ve always been a fan of cruising and really believe it is the best way to vacation! With that being said, I noticed something while I was on my 7 day vacation… I was extremely happy.

I know what you are thinking…”Well, duh, Kristen. Of course you were happy… you were on a CRUISE vacation, spending time in the sunshine, eating amazing food, and getting away from this hellish winter weather.” OK, you’ve got me there, but despite the obvious reasons for my happiness, I noticed while away little things that the cruise staff did or even the cruise line itself had in place that increased my happiness.

As I was cruising along, I kept thinking (each time I’d feel that little jolt of happiness) what can I learn from this Princess cruise about happiness? What are some things I can incorporate into my daily life back home that will give me more of this kind of happiness? And so, I started to take note… and now I’m sharing with you!

Here are some of the top things I learned about happiness from my most awesome vacation….

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Easy Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

Let’s do brunch with this Easy Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce recipe!

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Strawberry Yummy Pie Recipe for Pi Day

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An old family recipe is turned into a delicious “Strawberry Yummy Pie” with a tender and flaky Crisco crust. Strawberry Pie is ideal for celebrating Pi Day! Plus a pie bakers kit giveaway you won’t want to miss! Unless you’ve lived under a rock this past week, you probably are aware that a most important…

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The Chopped Podcast – The Pursuit of Happiness

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Skip the Mix Brownie Recipe

Skip the Mix Brownie Recipe from dineanddish.net

Put that boxed brownie mix away…you won’t need it anymore after trying this Skip the Mix Brownie Recipe! I’ve told you all before that when I first got married 15 years ago, I didn’t really know how to cook. Frozen cookie dough, Hamburger Helper, etc. was pretty much the extent of things I’d attempt in…

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Reclaim the Kitchen

Now, more than ever, it’s time for us to Reclaim the Kitchen.  When I was a kid, eating out was a special and very rare affair. We ate together as a family most nights, created the meal together and cleaned up after dinner together. My siblings and I were involved in sports and other activities,…

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I hate February… And I hate how I always find myself in a giant funk this time of year. It’s ridiculous. After 41 years of February’s and recognizing how they make me feel for at least half of those, I should do something about it to prepare myself. But every, single year, February comes along…

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The Happiness Report #36

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Let’s talk about what’s been making us happy lately! Hi friends! I hope you all are well and are ready to have a great weekend! The girls and I are headed to Oklahoma City for the weekend to hang out with my sister and to celebrate her youngest daughter turning 18. I may have cried…

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