How to be happy (4 lessons from the happiest people I know)

May 27, 2012 at 10:00 am in Family & Relationships, Spirituality by VN Featured Comment

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From RamblinRedhead

  1. My impression (formed over a lifetime) is that most of the happiest people I know are outwardly focused – thinking about other people, not themselves all the time.
  2. The happiest people I know try to do the right thing – even when it is not easy, even when it involves pain and sacrifice.
  3. The happiest people I know understand that though they are not perfect, they are trying as hard as they can, and doing the best they can.  Sometimes, when there aren’t easy answers or always happy endings, they learn to be content with what they can achieve.
  4. The happiest people I’ve known don’t seem to treat happiness as a destination they’ll arrive at – or stay at.  They see it more as a means of travel, of what they will do and see along the way.

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