We should remember the time when we felt happy and it is important to assess what was happening at that time. In fact, it is possible to associate happiness with specific smells, sounds and people. As an example, many people could be happy when they stayed at their parent’s home for a few days. In general, people who are happy tend to have better relationships. They also live better and are more likely to thrive at work. In this case, we should be able to understand happiness in a much deeper level. Happiness should be seen with a positive feeling. It should a sense of well-being and rightness. It could range to simple contentment to pleasure to delight to bliss to pure joy.
Happiness is also about finding and appreciating the light within ourselves. The light should radiate out to other people. Although happiness may not be a concrete object, there are some requirements that we need to consider. As an example, we should make the choice to become completely happy. It is also important to serve others and be purposeful in life. Happy people also do character-based actions and speak character-based words. They could express love and connect spiritually with others. To be full happy we should show gratitude, thankfulness and appreciation.
In reality many people don’t choose to be happy and it can be difficult to smile genuinely at others. Our face should become a reflection of our inner happy feelings. In this case, we should be able to laugh together with others and we could feel uplifted. Happiness actually has an associated glow and people’s face would shine when they are very happy. If we smile genuinely at someone, the person should smile back at us. This should generate the feeling of complete happiness. With positive purpose in life, it would be quite difficult not to be happy. We should carry our purposes out with enough confidence. Happy people are able to set aside their petty concerns and focus on the more important things.
Real happiness often lies in noble purposes, high resolves and self-respect. Happy people should enjoy positive emotions and they are able to perceive their life as completely purposeful. It is a common mistake that people tend to choose passive hedonism, instead of a more complete pursuit of happiness. In the end, people may opt to do completely nothing and they choose to vegetate in from of the computer, mobile devices or TV. This will prevent them from doing something meaningful and pleasurable. Eventually, they will fall asleep after engaging in a series of mindless activities. In this case, people could be too tired to do anything challenging.
Happy people have strong characters and it is possible to progressively strengthen our character, although we are currently perceived as a weak individual. We should choose actions and words that could reflect positive qualities, such as truthfulness, responsibility, kindness, love, cooperation, courage and patience. We will be happier when we are honest, instead of lying. Happy people should express their gratitude, thankfulness and appreciation continuously. When bad things happen, it is important to have the path to something much more positive. This will allow us to find path to something more positive and encourage sparks of humor.