You might be sitting around, thinking your good fortune lies with money and material possessions. However, your real good fortune lies in your happiness and how you see the world around you. It’s important to keep that in mind whenever you make important decisions in life so you don’t get caught up in the flashy things that appear to be important but really aren’t.
What makes you happy?
My favorite thing to do is to curl up with a good book and some tea. I like taking long walks on the beach and watching sunsets. I also love spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews.
We all have different things that make us happy and while these are some of my favorite things, they may not be yours. But it’s important to think about what brings you joy so that you can create an environment where you feel happy, comfortable and fulfilled.
How to appreciate life as it happens
The key to living a happy life is not always to be appreciating the moment, but rather appreciating the now. Appreciate what you have when you have it, and enjoy what you do when you’re doing it. Soak up every moment of joy that comes your way and relish in the memories of all the good times. It may seem counterintuitive to focus on the negative aspects of life, but sometimes being aware of all that’s wrong can help us appreciate all that’s right.
Happiness starts with letting go
There are some things in life we cannot control. What we do have control over is how to react to those things. It’s important to remember that we may not be happy all the time, but it’s up to us whether or not we find joy and peace when times get tough. When a tragedy occurs, there are often people who will offer their words of advice on what you should do next. However, sometimes all you need is a hug and someone who will listen.
The difference between love and like
It’s important to differentiate between love and like. Love is about wanting the other person to be happy, no matter what it takes. Like is about wanting what you want for yourself, and not always caring how that makes the other person feel. Love is more selfless than like.
Stop comparing yourself to others
It’s always a downer to see how much better others are doing than you, but the more you compare yourself to them the worse it will get. If it helps, instead of looking at where they’re at now, imagine what they were like when they started out too. Chances are they were just as broke and unhappy as you are right now, which means that if they can turn their fortunes around then so can you.
What ‘good’ looks like
A lot of times people think that if they have a lot of money then they’re lucky. They think the more money they have, the better their life is going to be. But what if I told you that it was possible to be rich without having a lot of money? What if I told you that it was possible to be happy without having a big house, car or boat? In order to be rich and happy, there are certain things that need to happen.
Money can buy happiness
Studies have found that, for many people, money does buy happiness. For example, a study by the University of Warwick found that individuals who earned more than $100,000 per year were twice as likely to say they were very happy or quite happy. But there’s a catch: it’s not just what you make but how you spend it. In other words, if you’re rich and miserable, then it doesn’t matter how much wealth you have.
Find happiness in whatever you do
One of the most important things we can do is to find happiness in whatever we do. Whether that’s our work, hobbies, or spending time with friends and family. Achieving this kind of balance will help us feel more successful and keep us grounded.