“It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
Take a moment and think about that. I'll wait.
Got it? Good. There are people in this world enduring truly miserable circumstances, yet they are happy. There are people leading lives of extreme privilege, yet they are truly miserable. Why? Because of what they think about. Positivity is a powerful thing, folks.
The ability to hope and to plan for the future stems from positive thought - a belief in possibility. That is why depression is such a dangerous beast. It robs us of the ability to hope, the desire to plan, the belief in possibilities.
Be positive. Think about good things and hope and plan for the possibilities that await you. For there lies the secret of happiness.
My happy thoughts can always be found by reciting Wordsworth's, "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud": "...and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils."
What thoughts bring you happiness?