I am a positive happy person. It’s just the way I am wired. Yet, I have a new awareness that some people find my “upbeat” energy and enthusiasm annoying, especially in the morning before my first cup of coffee – yes they can’t believe I am that awake! I spend a lot of time talking to people about finding joy in their daily routines. Here are the cliff notes to those conversations:
1. Happiness is a Choice
Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. Ralph Marston
2. It Could Be Worse
Just when we think it can’t get any worse, there are times that it does just that. Look at this quick read to see How to stay happy in the worst circumstances.
3. Stay Calm and Soldier On
This quick read on How to stay Zen in an annoying world gives easy tips for peace and happiness.
4. Coffee Matters
5. Humor. Comedy. Laughing.
If you can’t make it funny or find the humor in any situation, you are already a goner. Surround yourself with people that amuse you.
Whatever it is, you are equipped to handle it and stay happy. In the immortal words of Kenny Rodgers:
You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.
My addendum: Know to stay happy. Know the alternative.