Being happy and contented about life - life quotes that will uplift the heart

Happy life
Happy life | Source

Make people happy

Do you want to make people happy? Happiness seems to elude us. If you don't have happiness, you can't give it away. How can we have happiness? Can we make people happy?

We wake up each day and long to be happy and at peace. The world is filled with images, messages, and events that try to rob us of it. Happiness is there, however, for the taking. Happiness is not about "having happiness, it is about "being happy".

How can we be happy?


Happy | Origin of the word
Happy | Origin of the word | Source

About happiness

Synonyms for Happiness: Joyous--cheerful--merry--contented--blissful--satisfied--favorable--successful---prosperous--fortunate

Happiness means different things to different people. People also have a variety of things they think will bring them happiness.

 "Contented" and "satisfied" are among the synonyms for happiness. How many of us would claim to live a satisfied life? How many of us are content?

If we have to count ourselves among those who say, "I am not satisfied with my life" or, "I am not content"--aren't we saying--

"I am not happy".

Content

1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

Satisfied

Luke 6:21
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Ecclesiastes 5:10
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.

Joy

Luke 2:10
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

How to find happiness
How to find happiness

Being happy

What makes people "be happy"?

Contentment with life, and inner peace.

We can't make people happy, but we can help people find happiness with the truth. We can bring a moment of happiness. We can do things that bring relief. We can help. We can support. We can encourage. We can pray.

To live happy and have inner peace, we must find ways to be content--with where we are right now--this moment. Happiness is within our grasp. The world will always have troubles--

John 16:33
"I have told you these things, so that in me [Jesus] you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

This is the way to be happy.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for a useful and awesome hub. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. cfreativeone59


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vrbmft 5 years ago from Yucaipa, California

Hey Bayareagreatthing, courageous to even attempt to tackle the topic happy. I have to keep reminding myself, even as I read your blog, happiness is the one thing no one can take from me, and maybe it is the one thing that no one can give to me. I suppose during our initial years on this planet, our caretakers are responsible for giving us an experience one might call happy. The more sheer raw good feeling experiences we have during our first nine months, perhaps during or first six years, we are then "set up" to experience happiness as something inside of us, not something we can get or earn. It is a part of our godliness, so to speak. Sorry, I am starting another hub!! I like your focus on this moment. Jon Kabat Zin, "Wherever You Go, There You Are" was very helpful in my becoming aware of the moment and that I could be happy right now and not have to worry about the next moment, let alone tomorrow or Wednesday. Anywho, I think I am rambling. You stirred up stuff inside of me. THANK YOU FOR THAT!

THANKS FOR A STIRRING HUB

VERN


peacefulparadox 5 years ago

Happiness is definitely a popular topic. In fact a course on Positive Psychology and happiness was one of the most popular course at Harvard. I've be Googling on the topic of happiness and found what some experts have said about happiness, which I decided to write a hub about here: http://hubpages.com/hub/experts-tell-the-secrets-t...


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bayareagreatthing 5 years ago from Bay Area California Author

creativeone59 - thanks for y9our kind comment! And for stopping by.

Vern- It took me a while to wrestle with this one. When I realized that happy and content were synonyms, I began to understand. Be blessed and thank you as always for your thoughts!

peacefulparadox- Thanks for sharing your hub. While I can't completely agree, its like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on what they think happiness is. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Absolutely beautiful. I loved your use of scriptures too.Thank you. I hope you are happy....... you must be since there is more happiness in giving than in receiving.

Take care lol


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bayareagreatthing 5 years ago from Bay Area California Author

Dim- I am happy :0)

There are situations I am not happy about, but I love my life and am grateful for it. I have learned to be content in many situations as my life ebbs and flows. I hope you are happy to dear friend.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Great optomistic hub. GBY


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bayareagreatthing 5 years ago from Bay Area California Author

thank you stars439 for stopping by!


foxwulf 2 years ago

'' The MAGIC POWER of being HAPPY and CONTENTED in LIFE . ''


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Julie K Henderson 17 months ago

Very nice. I like the way you approached this subject.

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