First, having a purpose- doing something in your life that has meaning for you, e.g. building better company, raising happy children or to make the world a better place.
Second, having hope- which means you have something to look forward to. Even if your current circumstances are difficult, if you have hope that your effort will be rewarded and that things will improve, you can find happiness.
Happy people accept themselves as they are, so they have peace of mind.
And yes, last but not least, having someone to love.
It is your decision
Happiness is not accident- it is something we choose.
Happy people make a decision to be happy in spite of their problems.
They concentrate on what they have- not on what is missing. They count their blessing.
They take maximum responsibility for their life and for their mistakes. They don't blame others.
Being happy is not focused on fixing a short-term problem or issue. Being happy is about living life and being excited about the life that we experience.
Two women turn 50.
Marry says, 'My life is over!'
Julie says, 'My life has just begun.'
Who will be happier? Who will be more successful?
See yourself as happy, look for good things in life and the people around you , and you will become happier.
.............Star Metro 26.6.2008, Andrew Matthews