Happiness seems to be a fleeting thing to some people;

others seem to have a good grasp on it and seem to be

able to hang on for dear life!

Happiness means different things to different people,

but there are similarities that have led scientists to

believe that there is much people can do to assist

themselves in their personal pursuit of happiness.

Most people who are truly happy have a true sense of

purpose in their life. What is your passion and are

you living it? For many people, faith in God brings

them happiness, hope for the future and a sense of

purpose.

Happy people generally are giving people; giving truly

does bring the giver joy, if it’s done with a real

attitude of giving for the sake of giving. Happy

people are also thankful for the things in their life,

and for the people and relationships in their life.

Nurture your special relationships with family and

friends and think about dumping negative relationships

that do nothing except bring you down.

Optimism doesn’t come naturally to some people, but

the happiest people are optimists, always looking on

the lighter and brighter side of life. Take it easy on

yourself-lighten up!

If you are online often, have a joke-of-the-day sent

to you. Don’t be afraid to laugh; laughing releases

endorphins in your brain that make you truly happy-as

does exercise.

Consciously look for the bright side in every

situation throughout the day; instead of instantly

thinking something won’t work, think about how it

could.

Be mindful of how blessed you are; got a job? Be

thankful. In a good relationship? Be thankful.

Thankfulness will lead to happiness every time.