How to be happy

Smile - be happy !

Smile and the world smiles with you !

It takes less muscles to smile than frown !

We all want to be happy even though  I am sure some are happiest  when they are miserable .

We don't have to have a lot of material possessions , a big flashy house/car or a lot of money to be happy  in life but

happiness can mean different things to different people.

 For example, for one person it may mean being in a relationship with someone they love  which is why I am happy !

 Having children can bring a great deal of happiness in life  and when they are older they provide great happiness with the birth of grandchildren!!

To others  it may mean feeling you have the ability to handle whatever life throws at you good or bad, or success in a career .

Happier people are generally healthier people - . So you can see

Looking after yourself both physically and mentally can help you in this way.

We can see that happiness is actually something that is really important, that you might want to increase if you can.

Helen Keller who was born blind, deaf & dumb yet went on to be a college student and famous world wide said

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

If anyone had a reason to not be happy it was Helen yet she made something of her life with the Help of Anne her teacher.

Happiness comes only from appreciating what you have right now. You can even be happy by appreciating your troubles because they are helping to build your character.
This definition of happiness by Harriet Meyerson

There are many great quotes on being happy. These are found on David Leonhardts happiness website.

One of my favorites isFinding happiness is like finding yourself. You don't find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.
This definition of happiness by David Leonhardt, The Happy Guy

David Leonhardt is author of a self-help happiness book. He also runs a this happiness website.

Tips on being happy.

Write down everything you have in life to be happy about .

IE: family, friends , Good health , eyesight , skills or talents you have .

When something goes wrong in your life try dwell on the positive things that are there.

Help someone who is worse of than yourself whichever way you can.

If you feel you don't have many skills then find out how you can learn the skill that interests you.

Make sure you make time out for yourself even if it means getting out of bed a bit earlier in the morning

Look after yourself instead of letting yourself go . Take time out for yourself.

If you make sure you are looking good for your partner they will show appreciation which will make you happy & that will rub off on everyone.

Most of us could do with more money but try not to focus on that in a negative way .

Work out a way of improving things.

Find nice things to say about people you know .

If you have a bad day at work then after you have had a moan about it find something positive to say about the day so you finish on a positive note .

Enjoy life

Find happiness in the small things in life ! Like unexpected visitors !
Find happiness in the small things in life ! Like unexpected visitors !

Hugs keep you happy!

Take time out for yourself

Take time out to exercise
Take time out to exercise
Make sure you have fun TOGETHER !
Make sure you have fun TOGETHER !
Enjoy reading a favourite book or magazine
Enjoy reading a favourite book or magazine

The If you are Happy Song!

A song to teach your children !!


If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)

If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet. (stomp stomp)

If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (hoo-ray!)

If you're happy and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, do all three. (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Some great ideas here! Thanks for sharing them.

Love and peace

Tony


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ilmdamaily 6 years ago from A forgotten corner of a dying empire. OK, it's Australia :-)

"Work out a way of improving things"

Absolutely first class advice! Some great tips there- welcome to hubpages:-)

What's with the gorilla costumes? :-)


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wytegarillaz 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you ! we call ouselves the wytegarillaz, have fun giving free hugs etc , are on you tube !


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Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

Thanks for the great tips, I think another good way of staying happy is to keep busy and interested in life - like writing here on HubPages for instance!

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