Key # 1 = Begin churning up “the feeling of appreciation” when you get up in the morning. Every morning take a few moments to remind yourself of all the simple things that you appreciate about life (a) plenty of air to breathe (b) lungs that work efficiently when you’re awake as well as when you’re asleep (c) eyelids that know to shut at the perfect and right moment to take care of your eyes. Keep going ….
Key # 2 = Rebel against negative self-talk. When you catch yourself grumbling to yourself – immediately call a halt to it. Remind yourself that you have a natural right to be happy and that you don’t intend to let dismal thought-habits interfere with that right.
Key # 3 = Take time out of each day to belly laugh. Make it a habit. Learn how to belly laugh if you don’t know how. For God’s sake, how are you to be happy if you don’t laugh a lot? And especially make it a habit to belly laugh at yourself when you are taking yourself too seriously.
Key # 4 = Seek to help others feel happy (a) compliment them (b) tell them about something funny that happened to you (c) be light and easy to talk to. Keep going …
The point is that you have to begin right now saturating your mind with thoughts that delight, rather than thoughts that cause fright. Being happy begins with you, on the inside. It is not what you get or what happens that makes you happy. It’s an outward projection, beginning from within that attracts reflections from the outside world back to you. The secret to happy living is happy giving.
knock knock … who’s there … Europe … Europe who? … no, ur a poo … HA HA HA