A simple question, without a simple answer.
Or is there?
There are many studies on happiness, theories on how to be happy, web pages dedicated to telling you how to find happiness, discussions about why we are NOT happy. We have complicated something that really isn't that complicated.
It really can be simple. Over at the Zibbet Community, a great thread asks Is Everybody Happy? Here we, quite simply, name 3 things that were positive about our day.
That's it. Just 3 things. It is said we will love how it makes us feel.
Some days it is hard to find 3 things that made us happy during the day. But if you really think about it, I bet you realize you do not spend every part of every day unhappy. There are little things that bring you out of the grump, the negativity, the unhappy.
You may have to dig deep to find them, but they are there. In fact, I have found that often if I am having a bad day, I can take that negative and turn it around to a positive. Like having to take the kids to school because they missed the bus (frustration) turned into stopping by the grocery store early, not rushed, to get a home cooked dinner planned so we can enjoy stress free evening.
So I challenge you to find 3 things that make you happy EVERY DAY. Try it when you are feeling angry, frustrated, or just unhappy. Change your perspective. Find that little thing that actually made you feel better, made you smile, or just made less grumpy. Find the little thing that can turn the negative to positive.
Then SHARE it. Write it down, post it in the forum.
Sharing happiness is waaaaayyyy better than sharing misery. I bet after a week of this, you will find life isn't that bad. You will find that happiness is a journey. It is a never ending path we can walk.
It is something we have with us all the time, just find it and let it out. It really is in the palm of our hands, ready to be given. It can be something big, small, or itty bitty. Find those 3 things every day, you will love how it makes you feel.
What are 3 things that made you happy today?