Embracing Happiness

Embracing Happiness
Embracing Happiness. Image source: Pixabay

Everywhere we look, an increasing number of people are becoming depressed. They hide behind fake smiles pretending to be happy. We would be shocked learning how many people on social media, including the ones who post glamorous pictures of themselves are living miserable and meaningless lives. While a person might seem to be very active and optimistic in life, on the inside they could be extremely depressed and lonely. Statistics shows that roughly one million people die each year due to suicide. Depression happens to be one of the major contributors to suicidal behaviour.

The word happiness refers to a state of pleasure or joy that can be experienced by a person. I cannot think of any sound-minded individual who doesn’t want a joyful and peaceful life. Contrary to what many people think, happiness is not a feeling, it is a choice. People are never born happy, they become happy.

Happiness is an inside job, meaning that we are responsible for our own happiness. Many times we make the mistake by believing that somebody else will make us happy, and if they don’t, we end up disappointed. If we fail making ourselves happy, other people will fail as well. Just as everything requires effort in order for it to work, so we also need to work on ourselves in order to become happy.

I strongly believe that the things that we choose to magnify in life will determine our level of happiness. If we have a negative outlook on life, it will be very difficult for us to be happy whereas if we have a positive outlook on life, it will be very easy for us to become happy.

Being grateful and having an appreciative attitude towards the things we have in life, will assist us in becoming happy. If we complain about the things that we do not have, we cannot really become happy.

In our everyday interactions, we should leave people better and not bitter. God gave us life so that we can enjoy it and make the most out of it. I am a firm believer that people should never hear us complain about the state of our affairs. If we learn to be grateful in the little, God will make us rulers over much.

Lets learn to become more Grateful!

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