The Art of Living a Happy Life
By: Karen St.Hill
Student, science lover, fashionista and Mermaid
In order to learn the Art of Living a Happy Life we must first of course learn to be happy. Some people say that happiness depends on happenings, and yes in some way that is true. Each morning when we wake up we can either chose to be grumpy or to have a positive outlook on life. In finding happiness I have learnt that during the little time we have here on this earth we should not be forever dependant on finding happiness in the temporary joys of life such as wealth and material things, rather we should realize that the best things in life are simply not things at all and that happiness starts from within. In saying this, happiness is a choice in which we all have complete control over!
Here are two simple steps in how I live a happy life: -
“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”- Seneca
1. The past cannot be brought back and the future is uncertain so focus on the now, focus on today. Don’t always be searching for reasons to be happy.
2. Do not remain forever dependant on people or things for your happiness; learn to be happy on your own.
3. When we learn that happiness starts from within we automatically feel the need to keep feeding our soul with the happiness it deserves, we do this by living a life that is worth living, we surround ourselves with people that make us filled with passion. With that bond and through many shared moments and memories with them we will have a connection that will outlast anything else.
Everything in existence began with love, although love is everything and everywhere sometimes we forget to love ourselves, but we must first learn to love ourselves before we can even think about loving anyone or anything, yes we all have flaws and we are not perfect but we are only human, what more can be done?
I never used to give myself the credit I deserved, I would always put myself down and only listen to the negativity in people’s words, people would always say to me “ Karen ,you are so skinny! Try to eat something before you disappear!” People say these things without realizing the damage it does. It took me a long time to truly love myself it wasn’t an easy job for me, but I got it done. One day I realized that people can call me whatever they like but I am who I must be and that is me! When you learn to love yourself you learn to love others just the same.
So Live! and Love!
In doing these two things we learn to change our mind and our way of life, when that is done our happiness shines through from within!
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