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What is the secret to happiness?

  1. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    What is the secret to happiness?

  2. TexasChickiMama profile image55
    TexasChickiMamaposted 8 years ago

    Leaveing MY out of myself...It is not about me and when I learned that Joy has been my Life!  Corny I know but it is the truth for me!

  3. Hilly Chism profile image75
    Hilly Chismposted 8 years ago

    check out the writings of Epicurius, he certainly increased my happiness.

  4. InnerGold profile image68
    InnerGoldposted 8 years ago

    Taking control of your life instead of your life controlling you.

  5. Man from Modesto profile image84
    Man from Modestoposted 8 years ago


    Don't fear. Resist drama. Don't gossip. Give gifts. Be thankful. Give thanks every day. Find Love. Have love everyday. Pursue love first, not money. Obey God.

  6. Mac Mission profile image59
    Mac Missionposted 8 years ago

    Happiness is within you when you see something which is good to you you will be happy. If any thing happens good you feel happy. Happiness begins depending on the mood. So secret to happiness is being calm, patience, think before answer, speak 90% truth, do what you like most first. be happy .......

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    nwbeposted 8 years ago

    Take things easy, not greedy, follow your heart, to love and be loved, have a goal in life.

  8. lotuslove19 profile image68
    lotuslove19posted 8 years ago

    Forgiveness is happiness ,helping others is happiness ,think good about others and do not find faults in others is other name of happiness ,do not keep grudges over others ,learn to forget others' faults ,all this sum up to happiness ,try it and the benefit will be your,

  9. Zulfiquar Ahmed profile image62
    Zulfiquar Ahmedposted 8 years ago

    Be pleased with whatsoever you have got. If something after a relentless effort can not be achieved, dont think you've lost anything, but by this you have learned the things which might have not known before. If some beloved one is lost, assume that he/she must be in the best place under the shelter of God. Love everyone, love yourself and  love God. True happiness lies in our mind which needs nothing but true love to illuminate its beauty in every way of our life.

  10. TonieTate profile image56
    TonieTateposted 8 years ago

    My secret to joy was finding God within me. God is my secret! It took time, trials and maturing before I was able to discover God within me. Maintaining joy, is another story, I am able to maintain my joy by understanding that joy is a mental state of being and also by taking a firm stand not to let outside circumstances dictate my inner state of being

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    TT great answer! Its the simple things like love, friendship, service to others, a childs laughter, a hug, self contentment, a hobby, unconditional love of a pet, keeping things in perspective and most of all living by the lessons in the Bible.Peace.

  12. Super Hub Star profile image48
    Super Hub Starposted 8 years ago

    Read Dr Albert Ellis (Rational Emotive Therapy Behavior) and Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology). These schools of thought are actually based on scientific fact on what is happiness and how to achieve it.

  13. theyogaworkshop profile image56
    theyogaworkshopposted 8 years ago

    The secret to happiness is being content with yourself and with the ways things are... being non-judgemental of others or of yourself.  Living with gratefullness and appreciating all that life has to offer~

  14. Kevin K Hemphill profile image60
    Kevin K Hemphillposted 8 years ago

    YOU ... you contain and can forecast your own weather ... you decide ... blues skies or stormy weather - YOU!

  15. view profile image72
    viewposted 8 years ago

    Discover happiness by viewing life from a right perspective, happiness isn't a shopping spree but a simple feeling of achievement, from everyday activities in life. read more

  16. LilianEden profile image79
    LilianEdenposted 8 years ago

    First to understand that it's not something out there.  It truly does come from within.  Understanding who you are in life, why you are here in the first place, and then helping others is a sure road toward inner peace - and happiness.  I hope this helps you,
    All the best,

  17. happylabtails profile image60
    happylabtailsposted 8 years ago

    Simple wholesome living and children raised with in the boundaries of Gods teachings. Wholesome living will promote wellness and health which in return provide happiness. God is Love and Love is within us with God. Also a litter of puppies keeps me in joy for 8 weeks!

  18. Vizey profile image52
    Vizeyposted 8 years ago

    Accept truth even it is against you.
    Know Real God.
    don't believe in rumours.
    Follow your heart.
    Live a healthy life.
    Don't exploit others for your gain.
    these are some secrets of good life.

  19. sunnydoench profile image54
    sunnydoenchposted 8 years ago

    to love, love, love
    and then
    keep on
    loving some more.

  20. kareljones profile image51
    kareljonesposted 8 years ago

    the secret to happiness is "pursuing your own bliss", in a positive manner...

  21. Francis911 profile image59
    Francis911posted 8 years ago

    Earn money now then smile later.
    AND Love one another.

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    rsubramaposted 8 years ago

    True happiness is the understading that there is more pleasure in giving than getting
    True happiness is in understanding that you cannot control everything and you should let life happen
    True happiness is in working your love and loving your work. The money is a byproduct of that love
    True happiness in the ability to feel content with as little as possible and in the simple pleasures of everyday life

  23. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    secret to happiness is that it is a choice we make, a choice we take. it doesn't just happen no matter what amazing circumstances surround our lives, it is a conscious choice.  Everything required for happiness is already within us, it's how we live our life that determines if we embrace it.

  24. DIY Better Health profile image52
    DIY Better Healthposted 8 years ago

    DIY Better Health says
    Great Question!

    I actually came across something the other day.

    "There is more happiness in giving - than there is in receiving"

    I spent some time thinking about it. How does giving make you happy?

    Not only a smile of gratitude But the major thing I get from it is that when you do, something of value for someone - You receive genuine expressions of appreciation - that means you are using your life in a valuable way!!!

    Knowing your life has value, meaning & purpose - is crucial I concluded.

    You will not believe where I came across that phrase. Give you a clue. It is an old book. It is misrepresented & has more value than we realize!!!

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    BIKTMIAposted 8 years ago

    Discovering who you are positive and loving what matters to you the most.

  26. Suki C profile image85
    Suki Cposted 8 years ago

    most importantly - first love yourself. 

    Happiness comes from inside you.  if you are waiting for someone or something to MAKE you happy - you'll have a long wait!

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    lifeisgooodposted 8 years ago

    here i am, in norway, and i am going to try and tell you what i think is the secret to happiness. i must start by telling you that i am not that god in english so i hope you understand. to find the secret to happines, you must start with your self. think about what makes you happy. for some peopel it can be family, for others money, or a fast car or a god job. i am 28 years old, and maybe you wont belive me, but i have survived the most incredebli things a human being can survive, and that has made me se that the  secret to happines, is our self. life is a gift, freedom is a gift. all those thing you do every day, that maybe you dont even thing about, are thing others only can dream about. like going to the store and bye something, or going out with your friend, and family,  or maybe seing the sun come up.
    happines is what you make out of life, and life is so great and wonderfull when you realize just how blessed you are. i am a mother of to, working full job, and have my husben and my day goes so fast, but i make it my goal to every day, stop time, maybe just for a minut, look around the pleace i am in, and smile, sometime i am outside, i looke at the trees, they are beutiful and some time i am in my dauthters rom, i look at her as she sleps and i smile, knowing that there are so many parents that have to put their children to sleep in so bad places, i realize how blessed i am. so my answer is that the secret to happines, is YOU! please make the best out of your life, and remember that when your happy, peopel around you are happy.

  28. BeyondBangor profile image52
    BeyondBangorposted 8 years ago

    Gratitude is the secret to happiness.....being thankful for what you already have in the present moment and not saying that you will be happy when you receive something additional in the future.

    If you say you will be thankful at some time in the future then you will find that you are always pushing that moment further out and therefore you will never really be grateful or happy.

    This is one of the lesser known rules of the law of attraction.

  29. andromida profile image60
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    Secret to happiness is having a clear concept of what you do in your life and profession. Being confident and feel gratitude for what you have also a key to happiness.

  30. Cleanclover profile image47
    Cleancloverposted 8 years ago

    Happiness is living with present moment awareness and the energy which is conserved by living the moment. This energy makes us feel good and we are excited about our life.
    The only way to live is to be aware of the senses in that moment. When we are aware then you would know you are detached from the thoughts entering the mind. This will keep you relaxed and will provide you with energy which we generally waste in 'thinking'.

  31. Winsome profile image85
    Winsomeposted 8 years ago

    If you are hungry for the best
    If you are touched by the hurts of others
    If you are gracious when others are not
    If you can make peace when others are making war
    If you are merciful when you have every right to judge
    If you are at peace with yourself when others aren't
    Chances are very good that happiness isn't far behind

  32. Azhar Kamar profile image75
    Azhar Kamarposted 8 years ago

    ......and the secret to happiness is, appreciation.

  33. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    happiness is when you feel good. Whether its from a smile or the laughter of a child. The happiness of seeing someone get over a major life hurdle. Watching your greatest sporting hero win an olympic medal. The success of saving a life. Happiness can be so many things. The happiness of coming last in the hurdles race,... the happiness of climbing a mountain or finishing your studies. The happiness of having a child. The happiness of smelling the scent of a flower, .. the happiness of watching a beach sunset or playing beach cricket with friends on a sunny day. Happiness is happiness!!!!

  34. profile image0
    cathinfranceposted 8 years ago

    Sorry, I can't tell you - it's a secret.  :-)

  35. Suzanne Marcelle profile image58
    Suzanne Marcelleposted 8 years ago

    To love yourself.  When you love yourself and feel comfortable and secure in your skin this is when true happiness begins.

  36. whatifbag profile image57
    whatifbagposted 8 years ago

    The answer is you!  It all starts with you and how you feel about yourself.  The happier you are inside the more happiness you will find outside.  It really has to happen that way for long lasting happiness.  Situational happiness is fleeting.  We all long for it, it's a rush, but it doesn't last.  What does last is the happiness you create just by the way you view yourself.  Start each day by affirming that you have everything you need to be perfectly happy.  Say that each and everyday and see how the law of attraction starts to wonders around.  Look in the Mirror and Smile at yourself each and everyday as well.  Happiness is right there in front of you, just reach out and take it

  37. pinkboxer profile image60
    pinkboxerposted 8 years ago

    There is no secret to happiness. Happiness is only found from searching deep within yourself. Discover who you truly are. Then live your life to the fullest. I know the secret to unhappiness: wishing that you were someone else and attempting to live someone else's life.

  38. mermazi profile image58
    mermaziposted 8 years ago

    Happiness is letting go of grudges...  always doing your best..always making others feel valued....Happiness is knowing what you want..

  39. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I pretty much it starts with Abraham Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs (and having all those needs met); and from there, attitude, skill with coping and managing stress, and truly have what's important in life in a healthy perspective.

  40. CorMom profile image57
    CorMomposted 8 years ago

    Choice, not a choice made once a day.

    However sometimes choosing to be happy is very hard. There can be many variables to the reason why we are grumpy or a little down. Sometimes they are for legitimate reasons, and that is okay. We have the right not be be happy once in a while and truly feel what we are feeling if only to heal.

    We can make some small simple choices in our day to day life to help us with our constant choosing to be happy.

  41. LensMan999 profile image52
    LensMan999posted 7 years ago

    The true secret behind happiness is being content with what one has. Unfortunately, most humans are not satisfied with what they possess. They are always behind something or the other that they do not have, thinking that it would bring happiness.

  42. gulnazahmad profile image63
    gulnazahmadposted 7 years ago

    Be contented with what you have rather than thinking about what you do not have and you will be happy.

  43. Lifeallstar1 profile image58
    Lifeallstar1posted 7 years ago

    To be truly happy with who you are. Someone else can't bring you happiness unless you feel happy with who you are, then another person can just add to it. People try to go find it from other people, it won't work. Happiness is from how you feel about yourself.

  44. bheem profile image76
    bheemposted 7 years ago

    There are no means to have happiness in reality, because it's already inside us even from birth. 
    Notice any child or kid!.......
    they are happy even at the stage where they can't understand anything. But as we grow and our brains mature and our... read more

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    roberta39posted 7 years ago

    Never look back, never regret what you have done.  At the time it was a decision you made and you thought it best for you.  Look forward and it will keep you from feeling depressed or sad.

  46. shaunclarke profile image56
    shaunclarkeposted 7 years ago

    Good Friends to share your life with and make it fun

  47. Babypushchairs profile image56
    Babypushchairsposted 7 years ago

    Actually, there is really no secret to happiness. It is only a matter of choice. It is up to us if we want to be happy or not. And also you must learn how to accept and appreciate the things around you.

  48. Ruchira profile image77
    Ruchiraposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is a state of mind. If the mind is happy/satisfied under any circumstances then that could lead to a blissful life.

  49. Daniel J. Neumann profile image60
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 7 years ago

    To learn how to see beauty, to learn how to love, and to love learning.

  50. Ladybythelake55 profile image58
    Ladybythelake55posted 7 years ago

    There is no one secret to true happiness. It comes from within and not from without. and it is not based on materialism rather on something deeper. Just like beauty comes from within and not without. It is the same concept.