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Annotated Bibliographies

Carol, Memmot. Book honors the little joys of life U.S.A Today n.d.: Academic Search
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Provides examples of the authors moments that make her happy and It got the
creative part in my brain thinking on what little things make me happy. This source
helps me because everyday during my project Ill be taking notes or a picture on
what makes my mood rating go higher/ happier at that moment.
Davenport, Barrie. "26 Ways To Savor Life Rather Than Waste It." Live Bold and
Bloom Personal Growth for Passionate Living. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
In this article Barrie describes ways to savor life rather than waste it. This is
important because I feel people go through life without noticing the beautiful things
around them everyday. This will help my in my paper because I will be able to apply
these ways to inform my audience that they can enjoy the little things and take the
time to notice and be grateful for them. One example from the article is to know
your passions and exploit them when you can, it will make you happier and you will
savor the fun you had doing that activity.
Eight steps to a more satisfying life Time 165.3 (2003): A8-A9 Academic Search
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This may not be a huge source but it helps because it provides another definition for
what the phrase savoring lifes joys could mean.
Goins, Jeff. "Why We Must Savor Every Moment." Goins, Writer. N.p., n.d. Web. 30
Oct. 2014.
In this article the author emphasizes why it is important to savor moments of life.
He explains and analyses three parts of the topic such as: what happens when we
rush through our day, why we need to slow and live in the moment, and then
challenges his readers to savor the little things in their lives. This article could be
very helpful to my topic due to the fact the author addresses the issue of why people
rush and the importance of slowing down and taking a minute to enjoy things in life.
Kennelly, Stacey. "10 Steps to Savoring the Good Things in Life." Berkeley. Greater
Good The Science of a Meaningful Life, 23 July 2012. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.
The author describes 10 good ways in which one could stop and look around and
savor the great things in life. This could help me with my project because the author
writes about ten ways to savor life and breaks them down so someone could follow
through with these ten steps.
Hurley, Daniel, and Paul Kwon. "Savoring Helps Most When You Have Little:
Interaction Between Savoring The Moment And Uplifts On Positive Affect
And Satisfaction With Life." Journal Of Happiness Studies 14.4 (2013): 12611271. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
This article discusses the importance of savoring moments when someone is having
a positive experience and how these events could uplift you and make one happier.

This is important to my topic, Savoring lifes joys, because it says in the abstract
The findings imply the utility of increasing savoring when individuals experience
few positive events. This article couldnt fit better for my topic.
Hoy, Brenna, Shannon Suldo, and Linda Mendez. "Links Between Parents' And
Children's Levels Of Gratitude, Life Satisfaction, And Hope." Journal Of
Happiness Studies 14.4 (2013): 1343-1361. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7
Oct. 2014.
In this article they discuss a study that was conducted to find out if there is a
connection between parents and their children's levels of gratitude, life satisfaction,
and hope. They surveyed 148 4th and 5th grade students and their biological
parents on these topics and found correlation between self-reported levels of
gratitude, life satisfaction, and hope. This article is important to my topic because it
discusses gratitude between two relationships that should be grateful for one
another and if there is a connection between them.
Rodale, Ardath Savoring Moments Of Joy Prevention 55.6 (2003): 180 Academic
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This source could prove to be useful for my topic because it talks about what
savoring lifes joys and the little moments in each day could be. He/ she also gives
examples of where they find joy in every day. The author has a few good quotes that
give us an idea of what savoring every moment can mean. In the text Rodale says,
There are little things that can bring joy, but in our rush we might overlook them
Roth, Geneen. Stop and Smell the Roses. Prevention Oct. 2006: 79+. Academic
Search Premier. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.
The author tells her opinion on the importance of taking surroundings and the
beauty of it and how it can impact a persons quality of life. This source will be
important to my project and paper because in the text she suggests readers to stop
whatever they are doing 3 times a day in order to notice what is beautiful around
Senf, Konrad, and Albert Liau. The Effects of Positive Interventions On Happiness
and Depressive Symptoms, With Examination Of Personality As a
Moderator. Journal of Happiness Studies 14.2 (2013): 591- 612. Academic
Search Premier. Web. 7 Oct. 2014.
In this article they discuss an experiment that they conducted. They investigated the
effects of gratitude, strengths of happiness, and symptoms of depression against a
control group. They had 122 participants complete two stages of the research. Data
was collected in three stages as a baseliner- test, post-intervention assessment, and
1 month follow up assessment. The findings support the effectiveness of the
gratitude and strength based interventions in increasing happiness and decreasing
depressive symptoms compared to a control group. This is important to my topic
because in the text it said that they tested the effectiveness of gratitude to observe if
it increased happiness and to see if it decreased symptoms of depression.