Search For Happiness

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There are times when we can't explain it, but somehow, despite all our efforts to be happy, we still feel empty. People around us always seem happier, more positive, more appreciative of life. How do they do it? Too often, we try to find happiness and enjoyment from other people, from material possessions, from temporary events…not realizing that in order to be really happy, we must first try to find happiness within. Most often, we search for happiness in the wrong places, not realizing that all the happiness we need is really within ourselves. If you have a great job, a good and more than sufficient income, a lovely family, a supportive and loving partner, yet still feel that something is missing, then it's time you analyse your life, and…show more content…
No matter how elated you feel after purchasing those $1000 pair of designer shoes, you will notice that the "happy" feeling disappears a short time later. Why, because material things do not really give true and lasting satisfaction. Material things and money may come and go, but happiness is something you work at - you cannot buy it from a store with a wad of cash. Sure, you can go on luxurious trips around the world, or treat your so-called friends to continuous night of merry-making, but are you sure these friends are real friends who will still stick with you when the bank accounts dwindle? The bottom line is: You cannot buy happiness. No loads of money or purchase of exorbitantly-priced bags, cars and mansions will ever compensate for the happiness you will find with people who will be by your side when things are not so great. Instead, try to find true friendships - remember, the true ones will go through the entrance when everyone superficial decides to make a mad scramble for the exit. But another thing to remember - you must first love yourself before you can appreciate friends, family and other people around…show more content…
If you slept on a nice warm bed last night, or had a good satisfying meal, or lived to see another day - be thankful. Think of all the people who had nowhere to sleep, or no food to eat. Realize how lucky you are compared to others. These alone should make anybody happy. You were most probably born with the gift of sight, of hearing, the ability to walk or run, or a talent for writing, singing or dancing - these are all gifts which you should be happy for. Use them to make your life happier, and better - use them to make other people happier also. The secret to true happiness lies within you. They are not found in other people, they are not dependent on parties and fleeting

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