Thursday, May 22, 2014

Three Secrets to Finding Happiness

I’ve found that a lot of people talk about wanting to be happy, but they often don’t understand individuals who are happy. The most common question a happy person is asked is why are you so happy? And it’s asked in that tone of voice. You know the one, the tone where the asker is implying you might be a little bit crazy because you are happy.

So what is the secret to being happy? The truth is there is more than one secret to being happy. The first secret is you need to decide to be happy. Yep, you heard me; a lot of being happy is up to you. That means when you wake up in the morning look for a reason to be happy during the day. Every day is a new day with new opportunities. If you start the day believing good things are going to happen, they often do. You will find yourself looking for the good instead of the bad.

The second secret is don’t join in when people start complaining. It’s easy to want to be part of the group when everyone starts complaining, but the truth is. You’re only going to end up being unhappy if you join in the complaint session. That doesn’t mean that happy people believe that everything is perfect. Far from it, they just realize that complaining isn’t going to make things better. They realize that there are things they can change and things they can’t. Happy people turn a complaint into a solution by looking for what they can do to make things different.

And lastly, happy people don’t let other people take away their happiness. Like I said earlier there are individuals that don’t understand how you can be happy. These people may try to tell you there is something that is wrong with you because you are happy. They are wrong! They are usually upset because you have something they desperately want, and can’t seem to have. Don’t let them take your happiness away.
So now you know a few secrets to finding happiness. Go out and get it!

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  1. You are so right! It's amazing what happens when you CHOOSE positivity instead of negativity. Suddenly things just seem to get a little bit brighter!

  2. Wonderful tips to be happy!

  3. Good tips! I like what you said about not joining in with complainers. Recently someone made a great point about venting...that it makes you feel better in the short-term, but in the long term it just affirms a negative view of people and situations. Found you at the Mommy Monday blog hop!

  4. Great Post! One of my fave songs of all times :-) Great co-hosting with you tonight!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  5. I think the most important thing is to know that you need to decide to be happy. How you choose to react to things makes a big difference in your life. Hello from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop.