I have been thinking about what happiness really means for quite some time. Was it to have enough money? Was it to work in a job that you truly enjoy doing? Was it finding the right partner? Was it being healthy? It was NONE of these things!
Happiness is to be positive, to be humble, kind, forgiving and grateful. Happiness is to give, and not to receive.
You see, happiness is not something that you can buy with money. Happiness is what you make of the challenges life presents. For the first time in many years, I am starting to feel what it is like to be happy again, and although this did not come entirely from within myself, it was a conscious decision.
Can other people make you happy? Yes and no. Let me start with the “no” part: If you are not happy with and within yourself, nothing will make you happy. Now let’s look at the “yes” part. Other people can’t make you happy per se, but, they can influence your decision to be happy. You see, positive and happy people are contagious, so if you are already working on your happiness, all it takes is one happy person to be that catalyst and you can unlock your happiness from within.
I recently met a happy person. A person who is at peace with themselves, the decisions and even mistakes they made in the past, and generally has a positive and can-do attitude towards everything they do. It’s a person that is funny, positive and who appreciates what they have. I have been looking for such a person because they are few and far between, but now that I found this person, they brought out the happiness in me too.
You can also be happy. Everyone can! Make the decision, think positive thoughts, and go out and look for people that are truly happy. You can spot them a mile away! Associate yourself with them, spend time with them, and get to know them.