What are the synonyms of happiness? There are times when we are in a state in which we have never thought of linking that to happiness. You are in a state of being happy if you feel the following:
beatitude, blessedness, bliss, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, content, contentment, delectation, delight, delirium, ecstasy, elation, enchantment, enjoyment, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, felicity, gaiety, geniality, gladness, glee, good cheer, good humor, good spirits, hilarity, hopefulness, joviality, joy, jubilation, laughter, lightheartedness, merriment, mirth, optimism, paradise, peace of mind, playfulness, pleasure, prosperity, rejoicing, sanctity, seventh heaven, vivacity, well-being
I often ask myself this question a few times a day 'are you happy?'. I consciously find an answer to justify a yes to my question. My state of being happy could be as simple as 'I've got a roof over my head', 'I am breathing', 'I am healthy', 'I just finished a meal' and sometimes, the state of being happy is more tangible with purchases like a pair of shoes, a pair of hairclips or even a packet of my girl's favourite biscuits. I am afterall a mortal who can be irritated by things going not my way, people crossing my paths etc but I have find ways to counter such negativity by being conscious of the need to stay positive and happy because this will give me the energy to get through the day. I've not arrived but am still trying and practising daily.
It's easier to stay unhappy over some incidents that upset us than to stay happy over something. Think with me, you could be overjoyed when you get a promotion and 15 minutes later, you had an intense conversation with your colleague over some work issues. Would you still stay happy or upset? Once you are upset, how many piece of good news/good things will be enough to bring you back to that state of being happy?
My friend, what I am trying to say is - You have a CHOICE! To be happy or not to be happy. It is hard for sure but trust me, as you take a deep breath, think and make that choice and stay in that state for 10 minutes, you will pat yourself on the shoulder and be proud of the choice that you have made. The more you try it, do it, the more successes you will get.
Life is too long to be unhappy so make that choice when it is within your means.