Being happy isn’t some fleeting thing, and it isn’t something you can find.
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Someone else can’t make you happy. Only you can make you happy! Sure someone can make you feel good, and something can make you smile or laugh,
but making you really happy starts inside of you. You have heard of people feeling they have a heavy heart and others acting light-hearted. We all know that the heart has nothing to do with either of these feelings, the heart is an organ that keeps us alive.
The same is true when it comes to happiness; your heart doesn’t have a lot to do with it.
What you think does.
If that is true, then either way what happens will, for the most part, depend upon how you perceive it to be.
We have all read or heard the words –as a man thinks, so shall he be.
So with the New Year upon us what will your thoughts be on the topic of happiness? Are you looking forward to an exciting year, or do you feel it descendin with dread?
We are constantly bombarded by circumstances that we feel are outside of our control. The truth is we control most of what happens to us. The same goes for being happy. How we feel fluctuates depending on how we view what happens around us.
When we experience different events, it is up to us to decide if they are making us happy or unhappy. If our goal is to be happy, then it is up to us tochange the events that are making us unhappy. You can do this by leaving the event, or by adjusting and replacing what you can. Talk to someone else, switch the conversation to a topic that feels more comfortable discussing. To be sure we can not change the actions of others nor can we make them do anything other than what they want to do. So the concept of changing an event from something that is making you unhappy really means you change your interaction with the event. The bottom line is If you have vowed to make this a happy year then what are you going to do to make it that way?
Still having a little difficulty with being happy? Let me help you out with a few suggestions:
If you live in the US – be happy the election is finished. You can’t change the results, and you can’t change whatever the newly elected will do, but you can be very HAPPY the whole thing is OVER!
We all wish we could control the weather and in some places, it has been pretty bad. But good or bad we can be HAPPY that it will CHANGE.
Concerned about you weight? Well then you’ll be HAPPY the festive seasons is over, and you can get back to your regular diet routine.
Another part of being happy is that we attract what we are, not what we want. So to remain happy, we must act happy ourselves. In doing so we attract others to us that are happy as well.