What does it mean to flourish? As a person, I mean.
We can probably agree that a plant which is healthy and blooming can be said to “flourish,” and that a business that is booming and raking in record profit is “flourishing.” But what does it mean for a human being to flourish?
Some might think of financial success as “flourishing.” Others might think of self-development and growth. You might believe that a person is flourishing when they are happy and content, or when they are learning new things and applying their skills to new challenges. All true and maybe even, enviable?
To flourish is to find fulfillment in our lives, accomplishing meaningful and worthwhile tasks, and connecting with others at a deeper level—in essence, living the “good life”. This month we’re exploring ways in which we can increase our positive emotions, engage with the world and our work (or hobbies), develop deep and meaningful relationships, find meaning and purpose in our lives, and achieve our goals through cultivating and applying our strengths and talents.