It is so tragic that people who have fame and fortune, like Elvis Presley, and more recently Michael Jackson, don't seem capable of truly being happy and appreciating their life fully.
They both had so much abundance, and were loved by millions of fans, yet they both seemed to feel deprived of whatever it would take to make them feel truly happy.
If only they had been influenced by people who truly cared for them and only had their interests at heart, they might have been able to get into some of the fundamentals that we can all apply to our being happier, without needing fame or fortune to be happy!
Happiness does not have to be something you hope to have sometime in the future. It is totally in your hands to make it happen now.
Many people search their whole lives for happiness. For some, this search becomes endless, resulting in doubt that the attainment of happiness can ever be achieved.
Part of the problem might be that you are searching outside of yourself. Happiness is not found anywhere but within you.
We all have the power to choose right here and now. The things happening in your life are immaterial because you choose how you are going to let these external factors affect you.
Sometimes we experience just how harsh reality can be. There are simply things that are way beyond our control, people who we just can`t change and circumstances that are just impossible to avoid.
In times like these, we can choose peace. We can simply opt to forgive and experience an inner calm that gives us the strength to move on and continue.
In order for us to be able to use our power to choose happiness over everything else, we need to know what happiness is and what it truly means.
Happiness is relative. Because we all came from different backgrounds, we don`t share the same likes, dislikes, and pet peeves.
In other words, only you can really define what happiness means to you, and only you.
A lot of people are guilty of constantly making happiness a future occurrence by preceding every sentence they say with an `if` and a `when.` These phrases trap happiness in the future.
Joy can be attained immediately by anybody, no ifs and buts about it. To make this even more possible, you need to focus on those things that leave you with a powerful feeling of gratitude.
This may be your greatest tool because when you begin to focus on what you are grateful for, you can't help but feel hopeful and excited.
So take time everyday to sit and write about what you are most grateful for. If you become vigilant with this practice, you will notice more and more things to be grateful for.
The fact that you are alive or that it`s a sunny day are the small things that you can smile about.
Happiness can be yours now. It is entirely up to you to make the choice to claim it.
Just know your worth. Everyone deserves to be happy, no matter what kind of person they were in the past.
The point is, you just have to be happy about life in general and stop comparing yourself to others. No one has everything, and there are surely things you have that others don`t.
Life is just a big box of wonderful surprises. Though you may go through difficult days, there are still blessings waiting for everyone along the way.
Give yourself a chance and start seeing the glass half full. What sets optimists apart from the pessimists is their ability to succeed by simply being thankful for what they have, no matter how small it is or how little it is worth.
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