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Thought for the week – Ways of living a Happy Life – Ronan Scully

How we achieve a happy life can be different for each us. Our expectations, life experiences, passions and even our personalities all contribute to the level of happiness we experience in our lives. Some find happiness in their careers while others prefer the happiness found in their sports, their religion and spirituality, their reading and writing, or their relationships. No matter how you define happiness for yourself, there are various ways to bring and sustain more happiness into your life. The following ways to live a happy life can be tailored to fit your needs. Over time, these strategies will become positive habits that will begin to bring more happiness into your life.

Various ways

Compliment as many people as you can every day in whatever way you can. Take the time to notice what is good in your life. See the glass as being half-full, rather than half-empty. Take all that life throws at you and reframe it with what’s good about the situation. At the end of the day, you will be more at ease. Learn to be grateful and caring and you will be open to receive a wealth of happiness. One way to find your happiness is to remember the happy times of the child you were when you were younger and to contemplate the people and things you love in your life and the good that you have already done and would like to do in your life here on earth!

There is no question that by merely watching acts of goodness and kindness creates a palpable rise in our moods and increases the desire for us to perform good and kind deeds as well. Goodness and kindness are indeed contagious and when we make a commitment to be good and kind to ourselves and to others we can experience new heights of happiness for our lives. Learn to spend time with your friends and make genuine friendships a priority in your life. To be in the present moment is to live in the present moment. Too often we are thinking back at events or looking ahead to the next event in our lives, not appreciating the “present moment.”


There are times when we need the time to unwind, distress or just “to dwell.” Life comes at all of us hard and fast. Time keeps going forward at its own pace, which is not always the pace we would choose. Fatigue, stress and exhaustion may begin to settle in on us faster than we may think. The best remedy for this is indeed time to rest and to dwell. The absence of aims in our lives, or more specifically avoiding to pursue our aims, makes us feel like we are stuck and ineffective. The pursuit of aims in our personal lives, in our relationships, or with our careers, is the difference between having a mediocre life or a life full of passion and enthusiasm.

Some find meaning in religion or spirituality while others find purpose in their work or relationships. Finding your vocation may be much more than accomplishing one simple way for increasing your happiness, but having a sense of purpose can perhaps bring the greatest joy of all. Know when to say no. What gives you joy and happiness the first time may not work the second time. Too much of a good thing may begin not to feel as good if it becomes more of a routine, or an expectation. Have healthy and reasonable boundaries and don’t overdo it.

Ways of living a happy life

‘Be the first to say hello. Live beneath your means. Treat everyone as you want to be treated. Never give up on anybody – Miracles do happen. Forget the Jones’s. Be tough minded, but tender hearted. Be kinder than you want or have to be. Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Never break a promise. Learn to be cheerful even when you don’t feel it. Overnight success usually takes years of hard graft. Leave everything in better condition than you found it. Winners do what losers don’t want to do.’


Thought for the week

As you’re thought for the week never give up on anything especially your happiness
for its madness, to hate all roses, because you got scratched by one thorn. To give up all your dreams, because one did not come true. To lose faith in prayers, because one was not answered. To give up on your efforts,  because one of them failed. To condemn all your friends, because one of them betrayed. Not to believe in love, because someone was unfaithful. Remember that, another chance may come up. A new friend, A new job, A new love, A new happiness, A new life. Never give up on anything especially trying to live a Happy life!