Thursday, December 10, 2009

How to be Happy

1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.

4. You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.

5. Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.

8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.

9. Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.

10. Don't hold post-mortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.

11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

- Robert Louis Stevenson -


Lib said...

GReat ,Great Post!
Hope you're having a good wk.

HermitJim said...

All this makes a lot of sense to me and I agree with them all!

You can be as happy as you allow yourself to be!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Great Advice Angela! :)

Diane said...

What a beautiful gift you have given to us. I need, I can use, and also to remember each one of them and apply them to my life.
Thank you!

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your kind visit..I like your happiness list, it's a good one! Cute blog..isn't blogging fun?! Come say hi any time :D

Nancy M. said...

That is some great advice!