Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy People Leave Clues - 22 Traits of Happy People

Most people want "things" or situations because they believe that it is in the "having" of those things and/or situations that THEN they will be happy.

However, it actually works the other way around.

BE HAPPY and then your happiness will vibrate out into the Universe and attract more to you to make you even happier!

Happiness leaves clues.

In other words, there are certain characteristics of happy people.

If you want to be happier, you might want to try on some of these.

1. Let things go.  Forgive and forget.
Happy people forgive and forget.  They let it go.  They really do.  They do not hold grudges and they treat those people as if nothing ever happened.  They do this so that those who may have "wronged them" are released and no longer have any power over them.  You see, it is a freeing thing.  It frees you up to have more in your own life.  All Universal Laws will take care of balancing out everything anyway, so just let it go.

2. Are kind and treat others as they would want to be treated.
Did you know that it has been scientifically proven that being kind makes you happier? Every time you perform a selfless act, your brain produces serotonin, a hormone that eases tension and lifts your spirits.   Plus, what goes around comes around, so how you treat others is how you will be treated.

3. Problems are merely opportunities in disguise.
Happy people don't think in terms of "problems".  They think in terms of situations and what needs to be done next.  Where are we now?  Where do we want to be?  What do we do next to get from here to there?  That is how happy people think.

4. Are inwardly and outwardly truly grateful for what they have already.
Regardless of if they are super rich, moderate or even on the lower economic scale, happy people feel very grateful and blessed for whatever they have.  This is why you will find happy poor people and some times, very unhappy rich find happy rich people, too.  They are the ones who knew all along that what makes them happy was not "the stuff".

5. Have huge dreams
Those who have always dreamed big are very happy.  They are happy while they are dreaming,  As a matter of fact, they are often times happier in the process of creating it more than when they actually achieve the end result.  Once a goal is achieved, they will immediately set another even larger one. 

6. Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember it is all small stuff.
Happy people don't let the "little blips" in life mess them up.  They see them for what they are and move on.  This goes along with #3.  Anything that comes up is just a situation to do something with, no more, no less.

7. Find good things to say about other people.
Happy people rarely gossip and when they are around it, they don't feel comfortable.  They will find good things to say about just about anything.  It just feels better to do so.

8. Take full responsibility for their life and what happens.
Happy people don't make excuses.  They know that they created or at least co-created everything in their life and deal with it.

9. Are in the present moment.
Happy people know that the only real moment we ever have is right now....this moment.  They spend almost no time thinking about the past, not even the past of yesterday.  They are mostly in the now and planning for a bright future. 

10. Sleep and wake well and when they want.
They have a stable pattern and live within the rhythm of their own bodies.  They sleep well and deep and as much as they need.  They wake up refreshed and rested, ready for a new day.

11. They do not compare themselves to others.
The only comparison they make is from how they were before.  They understand that everyone has different talents and abilities.  They also understand that people have their own speed and method of achieving things.  They do what they do well and are wanting to improve themselves.

12. Surround themselves with other happy people.
People are most like those they surround themselves with.  Happy people surround themselves with other happy people.  They allow others to fade harmoniously away.

13. Do not seek nor need the approval of others.
Happy people don’t care what others think of them. They follow their own hearts without letting naysayers discourage them. They understand that it’s impossible to please everyone. Listen to what people have to say, but never seek anyone’s approval but your own.

14. Are good listeners.
They are good at listening and really hearing what people are saying.  Happy people will tend to be able to even feel more deeply what someone is really saying.

15. Are social.
Most lonely people are miserable.  Happy people can be alone, but don't feel lonely as they have many friends and relationships with others.

16. Take some time every day to quiet their minds.
Call it meditation, prayer or whatever you like, happy people take time to do this daily in order to connect with an Inner Voice or Source or God. 

17. Eat food that is good for them and satisfies them on many levels.
Happy people are drawn to high quality foods that not only look and taste good but that are good for them.  These are good foods that are prepared well.  These foods have a high Life Force.

18. Move the body.
They get regular exercise because they want to.  It is fun for them.  It feels good.  They do something they like to get this exercise.  And in doing this, it makes them even happier because exercise increases "happy" hormones in the body and raises your vibration.

19. Have clutter free lives.
Happy people don't have clutter in their environments or their minds.  Their happiness is self created in each moment of now so they have no need to hold on to too many "things" to remind them of happy times.

20. Are honest.
They are honest.  They know that it is just more practical to be honest.  That way they can free up their mind to do other things.

21. Choose their own destiny.
Happy people decide what they want and then make it happen. 

22. Change what they can and accept what they cannot change.
Whether they know it or not, happy people live by the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.

It is no wonder than the happiest people are also the most successful people.

Kathy Hadley

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  1. What a wonderful list! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a list to remember. Thank you!

  3. I agree with the other comments - this is a list to keep on the fridge as a daily reminder. Thanks so much for your post, Kathy!

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