How to be happy

Do you want to be happy?  Here is some advice taken from television personality Andy Rooney of “60 Minutes”….

“For most of life nothing wonderful happens.  If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy.”

“If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage, or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.”

“If on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink, or nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”

Being with friends can make you happy!

Isn’t this so true??  It’s the small things that make our life so full.  A kiss from a loved one, a visit from a friend, or maybe just a call or card from someone saying they are thinking of them.  Or maybe it’s a good cup of coffee in the morning.  Trouble is, if we don’t enjoy plain old day to day life, then there’s not much hope for true happiness.  We should go into our day believing everything is great, that people like us, that we are special until someone tells us different.  The exciting thing is, we have the ability to be as happy as we choose to be.  So, let’s choose to be happy!

I know I blogged, not too long ago about true happiness.  I hope you are not bored by my thoughts regarding happiness.  I just think sometimes happiness is learned. No one feels great & wants to be happy all the time.  But if we learn to smile & discipline ourselves to have a good attitude, we will learn choosing happiness is just as easy as choosing gloom & doom.  And it makes us so much nicer to be around!  I have loved spending this time with you today.  However, I have to be going for now, because I should be washing clothes!

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