Life Is A Definite 10!
Look inside and see the good;
look around and appreciate the kindness of your
neighbor, the beauty of the world around you.
It's true! Studies show that people who have
positive altitudes about life have higher levels of
key "happy" chemicals in their bodies than do
pessimists. This suggests that the more moments of
merriment we have, the less our bodies produce
harmful chemicals and toxins, and the less likely we
are to get sick.
First in 1993, then in 1995 with Ed Diener, Ph.D.,
David G. Myers, Ph.D., reported that there are
reliable predictors of happiness. According to
studies, happy people tend to be more active and
confident; they are optimistic, involved in close
and satisfying relationships, and engage in
challenging and absorbing activities at work and in
leisure. They also have significantly deepened
senses of faith, a reflection of the kind of hope
But behind the biochemistry and studies on behavior,
we know one thing; much of being happy is a choice,
and we can make that choice. Life is too short to
cultivate dark, heavy clouds that follow you
wherever you go. Dry your eyes, shake the blues
away, and trade that pout for a toothy smile.
Celebrate life and be thankful!
The following are secrets to lives worth living.
Listen to their measured and inspiring words.
1. FILL YOUR LIFE WITH JOY
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart
burning with love. Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier. Be a living
expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face,
kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
2. BRING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
Attitude determines our happiness,
acceptance, peace and success. Our attitude is the
primary force that will determine whether we succeed
or fail. For some, attitude presents a difficulty in
every opportunity; for others represents an
opportunity in every difficulty.
3. REACH FOR INNER DISCIPLINE AND BALANCE
Happiness can be achieved through training the mind.
The fact that there is always a positive side to
life is the one thing that gives me happiness.
Balance is the key element of a happy life; taking
care to avoid extremes becomes a very important
factor in conducting one's everyday existence.
Happiness involves an inner discipline, a gradual
process of rooting out destructive mental states and
replacing them with positive, constructive states of
mind such as kindness, tolerance and forgiveness.
4. MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY
I believe that happiness is being aware not only of
the positive events that occur in our life but also
that you yourself are the cause of these events-that
you can create them, that you control their
occurrence, and that you play a major role in the
good things that happen to you.
You need to know what makes you happy. When you have
identified what makes you happy, you need to know
how to create such events. And there is a motivation
required to put them into action. We need the sense
of mastery, of control; the feeling that something
good has happened because we caused it to happen.
5. BE CONFIDENT
Do your duty the best [way] you can. To lead a happy
life, have a clear conscience and try to overcome
frustration. Learn to accept that you are good and
that from you a lot of good can happen.
6. SQUEEZE WHAT YOU CAN OUT OF LIFE
Be active. Do something worthwhile. Governments must
try to create more employment, because everyone has
the ability to contribute to society. Living a happy
life doesn't have to mean that you be wealthy or
rich. It means that you have basic guarantees.
You have to have access to good social services in
health, education and housing. You must have good
life skills to get the most out of life. Our
educational system must help teach life skill s, and
[you must] spend more quality time with your
children and family.
7. SEEK THE TRUTH
Truth resides in the human heart, and one has to
search for it there as to be guided by truth as one
8. BE CONTENT
Be happy with what you have, to live within your
means, have a lot of good friends, and to travel
light in life.
9. TOUCH OTHERS
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste
no time and effort searching for peace, contentment
and joy in the world outside.
Remember there is no happiness in having or in
getting but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile.
10. FIND MIRACLES EVERY DAY
You have to take risks. We will only understand the
miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected
to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun, and also
one moment in which we have the ability to change
everything that makes us unhappy. Every day we try
to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment,
that it doesn't exist that today is the same as
yesterday, and [it] will be the same as tomorrow.
But if people really pay attention to their everyday
lives, they will discover that magic moment It may
arrive in the instant when we are doing something
mundane, like putting the front-door key in the
lock; it may be hidden in the quiet that follows the
lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that
all seem the same to us.
But that moment exists - a moment when all the power
of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to
Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a
Our magic moment helps us to change and sends us off
in search of our dreams. Yes we are going to suffer,
we will have difficult times, and we will experience
many disappointments, but all of this is transitory,
it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will
look back with pride and faith of the journey we