Living a happy, optimistic life can be wonderful, and it’s good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from stress. And since stress is linked to negative health, that’s a good thing!

In your life, you have the power to make whatever attitude changes you want to. Even if you find yourself in what seems like an unbearable situation, you can always find solace in the hope that it may change.

Relationships are essential to happiness. Each person is different, and you must accept them for who they are. As much as you can, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of any resentment you hold agains others.

Abraham Lincoln observed that most people, most of the time, can choose how happy or stressed they are, how relaxed or troubled they are, and how bright or dull their outlook is.

There are several things that can help with this.

  • Show gratitude
  • Avoid news, as most is negative
  • Manage your time, don’t waste it
  • Laugh every day
  • Express your feelings to others around you
  • Work hard
  • Be a lifelong learner
  • Run, jog, walk, and exercise

Remember the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

And, of course, remember the hit single, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” by Bobby McFerrin.

In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now

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