Our children are our SO important to us. So when a parent brings their teen in to see me, I consider it one of the highest honors. I always treat therapy as a sacred thing but especially when working with someone’s child. I feel humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to work with teens. Yes they usually tell me I don’t know what I am talking about…. But then I see change start to happen and I wear a special smile I am sure that is only reserved for people in just my situation. Today I recognized how blessed I am to live my calling which includes helping our youth to feel better about themselves and life!

Frank Clayton LPC

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This is a week to remember those who have fallen to suicide. There are several programs this week to raise awareness and bring hope to those who are still struggling including NAMI and the American Suicide Prevention Foundation. While honestly I hope we reach a point that we do not need to raise awareness about suicide, I am grateful that there is a special time on our calendar to remind us.

Frank Clayton LPC

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They have agreed to host the upcoming class of Happiness 101. They have been very, very kind and hospitable. If they did not host us, we would either have to limit the class to 10 (instead of 22) or would have to charge to afford a space larger than my waiting room. Today I feel very grateful to Broadview University for helping to make Utah happier. ๐Ÿ™‚

Frank Clayton LPC

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Today my wife took to task a woman in the grocery store parking lot who told her husband that he didn’t matter. The angrier she got, the more love I had for her indignation. She reminded me of one of those heroes on “What Would You Do”.ย Debbi Macfarlane-Clayton, you seriously rock.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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I literally had only minutes before my presentation but I was not properly registered. The nice lady in registration immediately recognized my plight and went out of her way to take care of my needs while the regular registration person was busy on the phone. She even gave me enough parking validations not only for me, but for my assistant. Very kind.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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When I got to my office building, my friend saw that I had several loads of equipment to bring in and went out of his way and insisted that he help. This helped me get ready for my 6:15pm appointment. A helping hand when you really need it feels so good. Today I acknowledge the helping hand.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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The nice custodian at University of Utah’s Union building. He was SO nice! He offered to help me set up and then when we realized we were in the wrong room (see Positive #1) he personally escorted me to the other side of the (large) building and made sure I was in the right place. He even carried some things! It made a big difference ๐Ÿ™‚

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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Mary Ellen from Genesis Books who is a sponsor of Happiness 101. Mary Ellen made sure there were plenty of my recommended books on hand. I was really glad that she did so attendees could buy happiness books that are scientifically proven to work. Thanks Mary Ellen and Genesis Books for your continued support.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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Lisa Cypers Kamen took time out of her very busy schedule and a very limited stay in Utah to attend my lecture today. She is such an amazing, supportive person. Her compliments made me blush and she suggested (and even pressed a little) about how I should apply to the University of Utah as an adjunct teacher. Thank you Lisa for your support and friendship.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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The University of Utah offered to let me use a handcart to lug around the amp, speaker and prizes I brought for the talk. This saved me many trips and perspiration, helping me to stay lemony fresh. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย This was a real day saver too because if I hadn’t had it when I realized I was in the wrong room (see Positive #1), there is no way I would have started on time. Yeah, Cart.

Frank Clayton , the Happy Therapist

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