Everyone wants to be happy, and yet, happiness seems elusive. The key to finding happiness lies in the distinction between our desires and our needs, between what we want and what we need to survive and thrive as human beings. Our desires are limitless and mostly superficial while our needs are finite and essential to survival and happiness. The happier we are, the less our wants outweigh our needs, the closer we are to living life in harmony with ourselves, with others, and with nature.
Ask yourself what you want in life?
The only thing I want in life is to be happy. If I’m happy, I have everything. If I am not happy, then nothing makes sense. Happiness is when you want nothing, and you want to give. Where the wanting and desires end, and the sharing begins, happiness is exactly there . What do you need? Nothing. It’s all inside of you, so what are we waiting for? Let’s go make some people smile!
Give up on your desire to have that.
It’s so easy to get caught up in our desires, but we often forget that the more we want, the less satisfied we are. Our lives are made better when we give what little of ourselves we can to others. If you find yourself wanting something, instead of waiting for it or buying it, try sharing what you already have with somebody who needs it more than you do. Happiness is where desires end and sharing begins.
Share what you are blessed with today.
I am blessed with a loving family, good health, and friends who care. I want to be happy for them when they are happy, and I want to be there for them when they need me. Giving is better than receiving because it makes people feel truly loved by others.
Happiness is the feeling of contentment with what one has. When you have what you desire, your desires end. When you feel like you are giving more than you are receiving, happiness is exactly there.
The more you share, the happier you will be.
We can’t buy happiness, but we can share it. Happiness is where desires end and sharing begins. All of us have something to offer, whether it be time, money, or skills. The more you share, the happier you will be. You’ll feel better knowing that your actions are not only benefitting yourself, but also other people in some way. So go ahead, give someone a call, send an email or post on social media about what makes you happy!
Take care of those who have less than you do.
It can be difficult to know what to do when you see someone in need, but there are a few ways to help. You could volunteer your time at a shelter or soup kitchen; donate food, clothes or money; or offer emotional support by listening. When people feel like they’re not alone, they often get the strength they need to carry on.
It’s not always easy to take that first step, but doing something for others will make you feel happier than anything else.
Count your blessings everyday instead of calculating your losses.
When you’re feeling down in the dumps, it’s easy to start listing all the things that are wrong with your life. Instead of counting your losses, count your blessings. You might just realize how great life is after all.
-My family is healthy.
-I have a roof over my head.
-I’m able to feed myself.
-I can turn on the lights with a flick of a switch.