I choose to be a happy being

Blast from the past…


As children, we often sang this little ditty : IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, CLAP YOUR HANDS, and again, IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, STAMP YOUR FEET, and so on. The pursuit of happiness is not easy.

Material possessions——-wealth, a car, a house——do not guarantee a good life. Close relationships, job satisfaction and working towards greater good ——-DO.

The tendency TO BE HAPPY is an INHERITED TRAIT. The secret to happiness is KNOWING WHO YOU ARE ALREADY HAPPY. Happiness needs to be a BEING STATE.

the-art-of-being-happy-lies-inSonja Lyubomirsky, ( author of THE HOW OF HAPPINESS) : 50% of our happiness levels are GENETICALLY DETERMINED, 10% are affected by CIRCUMSTANCES, while the remaining 40% is subject to SELF-CONTROL.

Seeking external sources of happiness can SABOTAGE YOUR PEACE. Dr. Aymee Coget suggests : Focus on controlling your emotional state by CHOOSING HAPPINESS. The American writer, Rita Mae Brown says :…

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