I Just Want To Be Happy

When people are asked to list their goals, you’ll often hear them say, “I just want to be happy.”  It’s not a bad goal.

The problem is … very few people have taken the time to actually define “happiness” and what it means to them.  And if you don’t know what you’re looking for or aiming at, it’s very difficult to find.   And if you do find it, you may not know what you have.

So let me give you a checklist.  When you are experiencing true happiness, you should have several of the following symptoms:

*An increasing ability to enjoy each moment.

*Frequent, overwhelming periods of gratitude.

*Frequent attacks of smiling.

*A feeling of contentment and oneness with man and nature.

*An increased openness to the love of others and the urge to return it.

*An increasing inclination to go with the flow and let things happen rather than make things happen.

*Less interest in judging others.

*Less time spent on interpreting the actions of others.

*Fewer interpersonal conflicts.

*Less energy spent on worry.