By: Margaret Swomgril Gore
With a rough economy, a scary news broadcast every night, it is easy to question if happiness and positivity truly exist. There are several habits you can practice in your life in order to understand. Does happiness really exist? First, you have to be friendly. “Be friendly and helpful toward everyone you meet. Being friendly does not mean you have to bring home everyone you meet, but you can always put up a good, warm behavior in front of others. When you give positive vibes, you will attract positive vibes.”
(http://www.wikihow.com/Find-True-Happiness-and-Peace). Does happiness really exist? Being friendly to people just gives you a nice rush of positivity and happiness. It also gives you more positive vibes sent your way as you send out positive vibes. It is the law of attraction: what you send out, you will get in return.” Part of being nice to people, being friendly, is also all about giving service to others. Now what does that mean? It means that you put yourself out there and “try to look out for those around you. Helping family members, co-workers, and friends can give your life meaning and joy. Selfishness, on the other hand, will only provide temporary pleasure. Obviously there are some aspects of life where you must focus on yourself, like your body’s need for food and sleep, but only focusing on your own needs will never result in true happiness.”
It is not all about doing things for others, too. Part of this is about a mental approach to life. You do not just have to act this way, you have to think this way, too: “Think positive. Always. Does happiness really exist? Take lessons from the events in your life. Do not get disappointed by anything. If you think positive, things will turn positive for you sooner or later.” And it is crucial to remember this piece of advice because our thoughts help shape our lives. The way we think helps us perceive actions in a certain way. If you think that the universe is out to get us, everything will seem negative and predatory. If the way you think is positive, then the universe will send you good things, eventually.
Part of happiness is all about remaining calm. “Remain cool and calm as a person. Ignore the negativity (negative comments, happenings, people) around you. Be understanding: many times hard feelings exist due to not understanding the person’s view point. When you start putting yourself in the person’s place you begin to understand why he says what he says and you start breaking the wall of ego.”
Does happiness really exist?
And finally, you have to ““Forgive and forget. Don’t let hatred breed and settle inside you. If you forgive you will be able to forget. Forgiving may not be easy but it brings you tremendous peace. Forgive for your sake, if not theirs.