Happiness is one of the most precious virtue virtually everyone is searching for.
Some individuals base their happiness on material things, and when these source of happiness are no longer there, sorrow and pain replace happiness and their situation is better imagined.
Some others build their happiness on their children and spouse, which is quite good, but this too can disappear within the twinkle of an eye and it may adversely affect such individual.
How then do we remain happy?
Look for someone to show love to
The world is full of lonely and desperate people who need to be shown love. The surest way to be happy is to make someone else to be happy, by sharing love. As we show love and make people happy, we are indirectly creating a platform through which happiness will flow back to our life.
Chose to be happy
Happiness is a choice every individual has to make. It starts from the inside and radiates outside. If you decide to be happy, nothing can dampen your spirit. The decision we make can go a long way in determine how happy we are. It is not a function of our material possession, but a deliberate choice to follow the path of happiness.
Serve God faithfully
God has a rule to play in the extent to which we can live happily. One way this works, is by choosing to serve God faithfully with all our strength and might. The reward of doing this is a sense of happiness and fulfillment. It is an instantaneous reaction that is divinely impacted depending on our level of service and dedication to his work.
Eliminate any grudge or bitterness from your subconscious
When we fail to forgive others who have hurt us deliberately or mistakenly, we create a negative channel that will hinder the flow of happiness into our life. What we get instead is a bitter spirit towards such individual. Let go of any grudge and bitterness and experience the wonderful feeling of happiness.
Do not build your happiness on material things
Is your happiness based on the acquisition of a new car, or the purchase of a new home?
Be careful and stop building your happiness on material things, because they do not last forever. What now happens when these things are no more? The answer is obviously sorrow, bitterness and a sense of emptiness. Build your happiness on spiritual things that will not easily fade away.
Find something useful to do in your community, church or locality
There is a distinct and noticeable sense of fulfillment in helping those around your immediate surroundings. Rendering community service or playing an active role in your local church can help create a flow of happiness that will continue to grow as we function in such capacity. If we are busy contributing positively in our community and church, there would be no room for boredom and bitterness of spirit.
Give to the needy and poor
This is a secret which have brought untold happiness to those who are able to discern spiritually. The more we lend a hand to the needy and bring smile to their faces, the more Joy and happiness will flow. Think of something you can do to help the orphanage and old people home in your locality. There are millions of needy people around us crying for help and we cannot afford to close our ears and eyes to their passionate plea and expect to be happy.