Happy people know that happiness is a choice
Happiness is a way of life and they have made the decision to be happy, no matter what.
According to studies “even trying to be happy can boost our emotional well-being” making a case for thinking yourself happy.
“Nothing will make you happy… Until you choose to be happy.”
Kindness and respect.
Really happy people treat others with kindness, respect, and sincerity. Kindness is contagious and proven to make you happier. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama.
Happy people are positive.
Positive thinking can help to maintain happiness, know how to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Use positive affirmations.
“Positive thinking produces more energy, more initiative, and more happiness.”
Gratitude must be expressed.
Happy people don’t take anything for granted and make the most of what they have. They are grateful and appreciate what they have.
“Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude.” Chip Conley
Happy people believe in themselves.
An adequate sense of self-esteem is the most visible trait of happy people. Happy people know their beauty and strengths. They understand that they are not perfect and don’t try to be.
“Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.”
Happy people laugh whenever possible.
Happy people have a great sense of humor and know when to have a good laugh, even when facing a huge problem – not only at things that are funny. Happy people also know how to laugh at themselves when they need to.
Happy people pursue their passions.
Happy people exemplify happiness and live by doing what they love and what puts a smile on their face. Happy people find joy in pursuing their greatest passions it’s what gives them the energy to live life to the fullest and strive for happiness.
“The pursuit of your passion will spark the flame of a happy soul.” ― Lailah Gifty
Happy people are content.
Contentment is being satisfied with whatever one has. Happy people are content even in pursuit of an ambition. Happy people do not take their existing blessings for granted.
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Charles Spurgeo
Happy people spread happiness.
Happy people know happiness is infectious and spread the happiness they feel. Studies show that show that happy people tend to have more stable and strong relationships.
Happy people forgive.
Happy people know, how to practice the art of forgiveness, and let go of grudges easily.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis Smedes