Over the course of this past semester I have learned some major lessons, not only about myself but those around me. Some of the major lessons I have learned this semester is how important it is to recognize unhealthy behavior that is going on in your life. Recognizing why you aren’t happy, or what is getting in the way of making you a happier person. This was probably the most meaningful thing I learned because I was constantly blaming myself, while a majority of it was not being mindful of what was going on around me. I learned that I need to start being present in the moment in order to pinpoint what obstacles in my life are causing the stress, anxiety, and anger. Since enrolling in The Science of Happiness, I began taking the time out of my day to be present in the moment and practice taking deep breaths. Just three minutes, twice a day has helped me feel less anxious throughout the day. Another major lesson that I learned this semester is about forgiveness aka the hardest thing to do. Forgiveness has always been one of my biggest struggles, after listening to Dr. Worthingon speak about his forgiveness of others inspired me to really try and face those people who I’ve had a hard time forgiving, I know that there is a lot of work that needs to be done because one lecture alone isn’t going to be enough to make me forgive those who have hurt me in my past. However, I have leaned that being able to take the steps to forgive someone is a starting point. I plan to share this information on social media by re-blogging, sharing, and posting about what I am doing in my life that helps maintain happiness i.e spreading random acts of kindness and challenging those to do the same.