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Let today be a great and happy day.
One certainty that happy people share is that they know they have choices. Today is going to bring countless opportunities for them to feel happy and they open their mind to them.
When a new day begins they choose to smile gratefully.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your happiness level you can make the decision to join them, let today be the day. Take charge and open your mind to happy possibilities.
Check out these ways happy people are almost always happy.
1. Happy people release attachments
Happy people know that within each day there will be highs and lows, they will win, they will lose, they have opportunities to encourage, to love, to change. And they remain unattached. Unattached to being right or to absolutely having to have something now.
They choose happy, peaceful thoughts and that’s what they bring into every life situation.
Regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in, they allow it all to come and go without making their happiness dependent on any of it.
2. Happy people pursue passions
Happy people live life to the fullest. They’re inspired to find what they’re passionate about, what stirs their soul.
Being inspired by some great project some magnificent purpose expands you in every direction. Ideas that you never had before spring to the fore and you discover within you this amazing person that you never knew existed.
You’ve got one life. Live it and live it well.
Look into people’s eyes as though they’re the last thing you’ll ever see, listen to music in your head, dance, feel exhilaration, and be willing to wear yourself out with the sheer joy of it all. Find what you’re looking for and spend your time immersed in it.
3. Happy people don’t count troubles
Don’t let your troubles take over, the only power they have is what you give to them through the way you think.
Remember what Mark Twain had to say: I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
Don’t use up present moments, when more happiness sits waiting for you, by allowing troubled thoughts to take root.
Your past is not now. Your future is not now. Happiness lives in this present moment, in you.
Instead of recounting your woes in your mind, or to anyone who’ll listen, trying counting your blessings. Chances are you have a lot more than you ever thought possible.
If all else fails try and remember nothing lasts for ever, especially not your troubles.
4. Happy people give up the drama
Cut the drama kings or queens out of your life and hang around other happy people.
Sometimes it’s challenging to remember that you’re the one controlling what’s happening and where you’re going in life. Giving attention to all the drama that some people carry around with them will shape your future into something you wouldn’t choose.
The thoughts you think today and the feelings you feel today are forming your destiny; it doesn’t lie in the stars, but in yourself. Some people might be part of your past, or your present, but they don’t need to be part of your destiny.
Free yourself from the complications of drama. Free yourself from those whose life is centred around it. You’ve been around long enough to see it can never lead to feelings of happiness.
Your life would be entirely different if you stopped being pulled into someone else’s drama filled life.
5. Happy people like themselves
If you’re not happy with who you are and what you have now, what makes you think having more or being different will make you happier?
Remind yourself that it’s wonderful to be you. There’s no one else who can be you quite as well as you can. This is key to leading a happy existence.
Not that you’re not seeking expansion and greater expression, just that you’re okay with who you are right now.
If you’ve made mistakes, forgive yourself and move on. You did the best you could with what you had or what you knew. Holding on to your mistakes just gets between you and your capacity to be truly happy.
Happiness is all around you. You’ll find it in the simplest things; in joy, in gratitude, in a smile, in promises kept, in fulfilling a desire, in the beauty of nature, in loving thoughts; in all the glory and magnificence that is life.
And finally remember what Groucho Marx had to say about it:
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Happiness is a practice. If you’d like to bring a little more of it into your life, think about how you could use the principles of those who are almost always happy.
What’s your happiness practices? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Your brilliant and wise words could very well be just what someone less happy than you needed to hear today.
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Encourage one another.