Wikipedia define happiness as “a mental state of well — being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
Bertrand Russel, a British philosopher has a quote on happiness “The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy, I mean that if you are happy you will be good”.
Harvard Business School once make a study on happiness and found out that “spending money on others actually makes us happier than spending it on ourselves”, it can be said that happiness is something to do with sharing, if we share with other people and make other people happy, and in turn will make us happy. There goes saying that money can’t buy happiness. Sharon Salzberg from Insight Meditation teacher and a spirituality writer, says that we can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating the experiences , it is born from letting go what UNNECESSARY and knowing ourselves to be always at home. So it is necessary that we forget what unnecessary , we must not burden ourselves with unnecessary things. Let bygone be bygone. Hopefully we will happier.
We don’t have running around chasing for happiness, as Henry David Thoreau put it is his quote ” Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more elude you will be. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder”
About happiness Barry Neil Kaufman, the author of The option Institute says that “gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what it is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for”.
We have to be grateful for what we have. Grateful that we can breath without a respirator, we should grateful that we still can see the sun shines every morning. We should be grateful that we can smile to other people and they smile back to us.
Happiness is just one Click a way………Be grateful and we’ll live happier.