“Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I’m happy Clap along if you know what happiness is to you Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do
American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams certainly knows how to make a beat out of happiness. Being happy is no rocket science, it’s a choice that makes life just a tad easier and more meaningful. How do you know you’re one of those smiley people? Read on…
1. They Know Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness
Money is important, yes, that is true. But happy people know that ultimately, it’s life’s experiences that are truly valuable and will follow them to the end. Let me ask you this: How many zeroes do we need in our bank account? 6? 8? unlimited? Well, we know the last option is impossible but if you’re happy, it wouldn’t matter even if you just have enough to enjoy the better things, like a deep relationship with your loved ones and good health. Instead of chasing possessions, you’re chasing a rainbow of dreams and passion. And that’s when you can sit back and say,” I’m Rich”.
2. They Are Thankful
All the time. Have you ever thanked someone with all your heart, no matter the deed that was done to you? Happy people do! Just like how coffee creates a buzz for the caffeine lover, gratitude is the booster shot for happy people. They wake up with a spring in their step, and they go to bed giving thanks every night. Ever catch yourself thinking, “I wish I had this.” or “Why don’t I have that”? We all have but happy people focus on what they have NOW, not what they lack in their lives. Celebrate the little things and be mindful of what you have achieved, only then you can let go and SMILE!
3. They Give Generously
Happy people are generous beings. They believe in giving more than receiving as this creates a picture of abundance. Have you ever heard the popular term, “sharing is caring” ? Sure you have! If you notice, the most charitable people often carry a smile with them through their lives. They are not chained to the never-ending pursuit of the material stuff but ever thankful for what they already have. Just like a runner’s endorphins, givers experience the “Helper’s high” without logging in miles.
4. They Have Iron Fists
Well, not literally. But happy people know how to bounce back from failure. They are like a rubber ball who will never be content being on the ground. Life is never a bed of roses and resilience is the armor to protect us from the sword of hardships that we are all bound to face. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” So, stand up and turn that frown upside down!
5. They Live In The Moment
If you forget all else, remember this. Today, you are ALIVE. Happy people never worry about what has happened in the past nor what is about to happen in the future. All they care about is the PRESENT and living it to the fullest of their ability. Makes sense, you can’t change the past and there really is no use fantasizing about the future. Today you are healthy, today the sun is shining, today your parents called you, today you visited a new cafe, so many memories to create! Don’t waste this moment, seize the day, Carpe Diem!
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