Happiness is a result of a life lived with purpose. It is the movement of life itself, a process, an activity; change wills happiness.
Keys to total happiness:
Start with love.
Choose to live in a state of joy.
Choose to live in a state of peace.
Choose the path of patience.
Choose to practice kindness.
Choose being in a state of goodness.
Choose to have faith.
Choose to act with the unpretentious power and humility.
Choose to have self control.
We know happiness can predict health and longevity, and happiness scales can be used to measure social progress and the success of public policies. But happiness isn’t something that just happens to you. Everyone has the power to make small changes in our behavior, our surroundings and our relationships that can help set us on course for a happier life.
So, happiness is the state of feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. From this simple
definition, we can note a few important points about happiness:
Happiness is a state, not a trait; in other words, it isn’t a long-lasting, permanent feature or personality trait, but a more fleeting, changeable state.
Happiness is equated with feeling pleasure or contentment, meaning that happiness is not to be confused with joy, ecstasy, bliss, or other more intense feelings.
Happiness can be either feeling or showing, meaning that happiness is not necessarily an internal or external experience, but can be both.
What we can take away:
There is power in having a positive mind.
Happiness is a choose even when things are difficult.
Optimism is a daily spiritual practice.
Rational optimism- see both sides of the spectrum, but maintain the belief that our behavior matters.
Happiness is the joy you feel as you move toward your potential.
Joy makes us want to invest more.
Just as a confident man doesn’t wonder if he’s confident, a happy man does not wonder if he’s happy. He simply is.