A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered window of a New York City bus, I saw that the years were slipping by.
“What do I want from life?” I asked myself. “Well…I want to be happy.” I had many reasons to be happy: My husband was the tall, dark, handsome love of my life; we had two delightful girls; I was a writer, living in my favorite city. I had friends; I had my health; I didn’t have to color my hair. But too often I sniped at my husband or the drugstore clerk. I felt dejected after even a minor professional setback. I lost my temper easily. Is that how a happy person would act?
I decided on the spot to begin a systematic study of happiness. (A little intense, I know. But that’s the kind of thing that appeals to me.) In the end, I spent a year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and tips from popular culture. If I followed all the advice, I wanted to know, would it work?
Well, the year is over, and I can say: It did. I made myself happier. And along the way I learned a lot about how to be happier. Here are those lessons.
1. Make God Your First Love & Do Good. When You Love God, You Love virtually everything around you, therefore all unnecessary stress activities will be cut out, You will see the basics, simplicity and complexities in Life, will deal with people and things differently and be happy. Do Good Whenever You can and you will see and feel how much happiness you get from seeing you have made others happy
2. Be Contented. Be satisfied with what you have, never die over getting the things you cant afford or dont really need but want because a friend or neighbour does. Life becomes easier when you stop attaching yourself to un useful things, you are happy when you are contented. Contentment is irrespective of wealth status, Thats why you see the Poor very happy.