Leo Tolstoy famously said, “If you want to be happy, be.” Your happiness is in you. You can choose to be happy or unhappy. It is your choice. Happiness is a choice you make on a daily basis.
You cannot buy happiness. It is not for sale. If you want to be happy, do not find it in your material possessions, look for it in your mind. The happiness you are looking for is in your mind- in your thoughts.
You can make yourself happy by changing your thoughts. If you focus on negative things, for sure, you are going to be unhappy. But if you focus on happy things, on happy moments in your life, on happy moments in your work, if you pay attention to the good things that happening around you, you will be in a much more better mood.
That is, if you want to be happy, control what you focus on. If you focus on negative things, you will receive more negative things. If you focus on positive things, more positive things will come to you. Whether you believe it or not, positive feelings are better than negative feelings.
Democritus said, “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” Yes, happiness dwells in the soul. Because happiness is a state of mind. The good news is, “If you want to be happy, clean up your mind of negative things, and fill it with positive things. Positive things is the best medicine for the soul. Positive thoughts heal the soul. Do more of it!