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How to find happiness in everything that you do

As I sit by the window on a stormy day, and I look out and I think to myself what is the true meaning of happiness. Happiness is a terribly relative thing. Different people have different perceptions of happiness is, but in essence, you have achieved it when you feel pleasure or satisfaction; that you are content with your gift of life. Many time, it may come as a material object, or as an achievement. People are generally happy when they are rewarded for their hard work. It is not true that when is happy when he has no problems, and, in the same way, someone who has many problems can be happy. Happiness is a choice. It requires a positive outlook to life. When you didn't get that promotion you wanted, just think: A promotion would come with more work for just a slightly higher salary. Why would I want that? Life is a simple thing. Happiness comes from the simplest things. A humble farmer who lives with his family in a small cottage in the countryside, and grows just enough they need to survive can definitely be content with his life whilst a billionaire's daughter may not. Money is a commodity created by Man. Nobody ever imposed it onto us.

But, let's be realistic. To many of us, earning a lot of money and having our desires fulfilled are a major source of happiness. And some times, we get so caught up in this kind of stuff that we forget our primary goal in life. And that is happiness. If we are doing something that won't contribute to our happiness or the happiness of others, is there a point in doing it?

I am not trying to tell you that you should stop studying because you don't like to,or that you should quit your job. In fact, for many of us,our passion or form of enjoyment requires money and thus, maintaining a job or getting a promotion may help us become even more happy. This article's purpose is to reach out to all of you out there in the world who are not happy and ask you: Is this how you want to spend your life? If not, go out there and search for something you love, you enjoy and happiness would surely follow. Doing it won't seem like a chore. It would feel like you're in heaven.

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soupdragon wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:30 PM

I think sometimes we think happiness is an elusive thing but if we actually wrote down a list of every fleeting moment of happiness each day, by the end of the week we would probably look back and realise that we've got a lot of happiness already.