The pursuit of happiness can take sometimes a whole life, making “happiness” look like … a myth. But it doesn’t have to be so. These little tips have the potential to start making happiness a reality in your life today.
1- Make “smile” your everyday companion
Generally, the simple things of life you often take for granted, are the very things that can enlighten your day and start making happiness more “tangible”: a smile is one of them.
Though it doesn’t take your money to be there or even much effort, a [genuine] smile is powerful and sometimes shows happiness is around the corner.
These are some of favorites lines about smile and its effect on happiness.
“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”Yoko Ono
“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”Thich Nhat Hahn
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”Mother Theresa
As can be seen, these quotes are self-explanatory. So smile, and make your life [more] beautiful.
2- Learn to say “Thank you” more often
Another simple thing that makes life beautiful is to say “Thank you,” for any good thing done for you.
As a matter of fact, saying “thank you” is a sign you are grateful for all good things, small or big, that come your way.
In addition, saying “thank you” lets others know you appreciate what they do for you, which, in return, makes them happy.
And, because what you sow comes back to you — generally plus some interest, — that happiness you’ve sown will surely come back to you.
3- Be quick to give than to receive
As shown above, what you spread in life comes back to you. Some call it “the law of karma”.
To emphasize this, Zig Ziglar says:
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”Zig Ziglar
In short, it pays off to share love, joy, smiles, kind words, ideas around you. Parzival (Tye Sheridan), the hero in Ready Player One, has experimented this truth in a very tangible manner.
Besides, you can see here 5 superpowers “giving” empowers you with.
4- Be quick to let negative things go
Can be seen as “negative” anything contrary to where you want to head, which is trying to slow or weigh you down.
With this in mind, any relationship can, for instance, be considered “negative” or “toxic” if it opposes the direction you are trying to give to your life.
Therefore, decide, this year, to let go of all the negative experiences, relationships that have been an emotional — and physical — burden to you ; decide to get yourself free from all that have “hindered” your way to a happy life, as a result. You owe it to yourself.
Consequently, if you find a friend — or yourself — suffering the pain of rejection at the moment, this article might be of a great help.
5- Spend more time doing things you love
Today, it’s not hard to notice we spend the majority of our time at our workplace than anywhere else. Meaning most of our life is spent working.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”Conficius
For this reason, if you cannot love what you do, maybe it’s time to resign and go do what you really love.
About the movie
The storyline of Ready Player One (movie): When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
- Directors: Steven Spielberg
- Writers: Zak Penn (screenplay by) and Ernest Cline (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (based on novel by)
- Stars: Tye Sheridan (Parzival / Wade), Olivia Cooke (Art3mis / Samantha), Ben Mendelsohn (Sorrento), Lena Waithe (Aech / Helen)
- Total lifetime grosses: $582,890,172 (worldwide) as of July 5, 2018
- 4 wins & 25 nominations.
Finally, you can immerse into Ready Player One, this fantastic cinematic adaptation, of the eponymous novel by Ernest Cline. Available in Blu-Ray & DVD format on Amazon Prime Video. Rated PG-13.