How to be get happier? sometimes it's very difficult to do this

China
November 2, 2009 8:47pm CST
I hope I can be happy in my life, this dream looks very simple, but as me I think it is very difficult to get this. Are you happy in your life? How do you do to get that?
4 responses
• United States
3 Nov 09
I also agree that this is sometimes difficult to do. One thing that has stuck with me is that sometimes it is a hard choice to be happy. I have been lucky in my life and do have a lot of reasons to be happy. For me personally right now I am having the most difficulties with not be happy with my career. I know I should be happy with even being employed but I sometimes have a hard time getting out of bed. While laying there I just try to think about the good things I can do today and then take different times throughout the day to look for the next step.
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
being happy is really simple as long as you realize the good things you have. if you are satisfied and what you have but still dream is happiness. a few months ago our city was stroked by a typhoon that cost floods. big flash floods that flood the inside of our house up to my nape. the house of my mom was flooded up to the roof. we are all devastated with that. but while cleaning the house of our mom (who is half body paralyze thank God nothing bad happened to her) so while cleaning the house of my mom with the help of other siblings we are laughing and having fun. we are happy that we are still blessed and nothing bad happened to us. looking for happiness is simple as long as you are satisfied with what you have at the moment
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
hi betty! yes, there are times that i also feel that its difficult to be happy, specially when we are facing some difficulties & problems in this life... but for me, as i look in my life as a whole, i can say that yes i am happy with the way it is... i think, learning to accept and be satisfied & be contented with what we have can make us happy... always look on the brighter side and don't expect too much....just live our life to the best that we can and appreciate & be thankful even on the smallest things that we've got...count our blessings and don't compare our self much to others... there's so many ways to do achieve a happy life... and always be a blessing to everyone... and another thing, someone told me that, we can be happy by making other people happy... good day!
• United States
3 Nov 09
I agree that it is hard to be happy all the time. I have tried to work on myself and my relationships and to make life more pleasant for myself. One thing that I have found is the power of positive thinking. When I think positive then good things happen and when I think negative thoughts then my day just goes down hill from there. When I think positive and am happy that happiness usually rubs off on other people and they are happy/pleasant towards me.