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How To Be a Happy & Joyful Person Most of the Time

Updated: May 28, 2020

Happiness is a choice that we have to make every day.

Finding out how to be a joyful person is one of the most important things any of us can do. Learning how to be happy is one of the most valuable skills you will ever learn. As a young teen out on my onw, I was desperate, even depressed. I learned the way to happiness – and that happiness IS the way.

Stop for a minute. What emotion do you feel MOST of the time?

Thomas Jefferson said:

“Happiness is the aim of life”  

And then he said:

“Virtue is the foundation of happiness”

If you want to be happy you have to live with a high level of virtue and acquire a lot of excellent virtues like honesty, integrity, goodness, kindness, charity, love, sincerity, and authenticity.

You have to learn how to live with peace, deep joy, and happiness.

So seek to live a virtuous life, and happiness will begin flowing naturally.

Happiness is a Choice!

Did you know that happiness is a choice! It really is. You get to choose!

I know that sounds crazy but it IS that easy.

Just because it's possible to choose to be happy doesn’t mean that everyone does.

Yet we all get to choose what we focus on.

Are we looking at the positive or negative?

Are we looking at the opportunities or the lack of opportunities?

Are we looking at scarcity or abundance?

Are we focused on all of the negativity in the news or are we out there looking for the goodness in mankind and the goodness in the world?

How are we choosing every day to live with real deep joy and happiness?

It truly is a choice. So choose to be happy!

Choose right now to be a joyful person.

Just smile; have a good posture and live in a way that brings happiness.

Because happiness is the way. 

Happiness isn’t a Destination. Choose to be Happy Now!

Joy and peace will come in this journey because happiness isn’t a destination. Choose to be happy now! Choose to be filled with joy now!

Live a life that is just so fulfilling and exciting and contented instead of carrying around those burdens of guilt, remorse, bitterness, or frustration!

So decide today to be truly happy and then, as Jefferson said, live with those great virtues.