To manage fear, loneliness, or unhappiness, Anne Frank said, “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Be happy with yourself. Be comfortable with yourself, with your life. Make yourself happy, no matter what. People are not happy because they are not comfortable with themselves. Look, if you are not happy with yourself, you are not going to be happy with other people. If you are not comfortable with yourself, you are not going to be comfortable with other people.
Whatever you are going through right now in your life, it is not the end of your life. It is just the beginning of a new life. The question is, Are you prepared to embrace your new life?
Do not let what is happening around you determine your happiness. You are in charge of your happiness. You can make yourself happy. If something is not making you happy, do not do it.
And do not worry yourself about what you cannot change. Change what you can change. Plus, do not focus on problems, focus on solutions. When you are committed to learning new things, when you are not afraid to fall, when you see problems as opportunities, when you pay attention to what is happening around you, when you are willing and ready to challenge yourself, you will find happiness within you.
Because happiness comes from really living your life. When you are able to connect what you are doing with your dreams, with your goals, you will find happiness within you. So, to really make yourself happy, you must love yourself. You must love what you are doing. Because if you do not love yourself, if you do not love what you are doing, you will find it difficult to create space for happiness in your life.
You can make yourself happy. Do not delegate your happiness to other people. Do not expect other people to make you happy. If you cannot make yourself happy, you are done! Yes, you are done! Because you do not have to wait for other people to make you happy. Waiting for other people to make you happy is like worrying yourself about what is NEVER going to happen. Do not do that.
You have your happiness within you. Do not search for your happiness. It is already there. You just have to connect with it. You just have to make room for your happiness to shine.
And to bring happiness into your life, do not fill your mind with negative things. If you want happiness, let anger go. If you want happiness, let resentment go. If you want happiness, let worry go. If you want love, let hate go. If you want happiness, let jealousy go. You have what it takes to make yourself happy. You can do it. Do not do things that will not add to your happiness account. Do not hang out with negative people. Do not worry about the past. The past is gone. Instead of worrying yourself about your past, why not focus on improving your life, why not focus on doing better than you did yesterday?
You can do it. If you cannot make yourself happy, you do not have to seek it from other people. Because they cannot do it for you. Only you can make yourself really happy. And remember that things are always going to happen to you in your life. You cannot stop things from happening to you, but you can control how you deal with them. Whatever you want in your life, make space for it. If you want love, make space for love. The question is, what are you creating space for?