Happiness is an ideal that many say they would love to experience to a greater degree in their lives and yet try as they might, it remains distant and elusive. There are interesting commonalities that happy people share. These are not coincidental, they are steadfast choices we get to make as the base line for our lives. First you really need to determine, in front mind, if you truly want to be happy or if you just want to complain about not being happy. If you really want the peace that comes with being genuinely happy keep reading…if you want to complain don’t read any further…you might catch yourself feeling happier by the end of the list and we wouldn’t want to shift your mood without your consent!
1. They feel lucky and privileged to be alive
Happy people are appreciatively amused by their good fortune and celebrate their successes openly and freely with friends and family. Every new day holds a new chance for good luck to find them, and they enjoy even the smallest of win falls.
2. They express gratitude often and sincerely
Happy people tend not to take things for granted. Every gift, blessing or kindness directed toward them feels to be exceptional and important.
3. They practice forgiveness
Happy people don’t hold grudges and work at letting things go. They are more likely to look at their fellow-man compassionately than suspiciously.
4. They give of their time and talents generously and freely
Happy people believe in charity and paying things forward. They will volunteer easily since they have no fear of losing anything.
5. They have a perspective of life that is bigger than just themselves
Happy people often have a perspective of life that takes them far beyond their own lives. They focus on greater, more worldly issues instead of small petty things. They are often directed to a calling to help aid a distressful situation somewhere in the world. They are not afraid of letting their own problems go in light of the big picture.
6. They look at life with wonder and curiousity
Happy people tend to be interested in everything. They are easily enchanted by curiosities and are eager to get involved in new adventures.
7. They place their attention on positive outcomes and possibilities
Happy people try in all situations to be optimistic and cheerful. The expect the best and usually get it. They understand the Law of Attraction and know they would rather attract happy situations than miserable ones.
8. They state an intention to be happy and look for miracles
Happy people look for miracles everywhere. They see the amazing little things that happen every day that ultimately set the big wheels in motion.
9. They respect their lives and enjoy them
Happy people don’t long for things they don’t have but rather set their focus firmly on the blessings of the life they do have and move into full attention to honour and respect and preserve life as they have it. They treat their life and the life of others as a Sacred experience. They care for and preserve the assets in hand.
*10. They understand themselves to be the source of love and happiness
MOST IMPORTANTLY, happy people understand that they themselves are the generators of happiness and strive to share it rather than looking for something or someone outside of themselves to make them happy. They take it upon themselves to create happiness where ever they go and eagerly look for the next chance to smile.
on March 22, 2012