Its OK to be happy There are those of us who feel that we have to earn the right to be happy. I believe that we all have the right to be happy. While we may have to work for it; we don’t have to earn it. I know of no one who truly cares for me that would not want me to be happy.
Its OK to put my happiness first This is something that I keep reminding myself. I tend to get wrapped up in the complexities of life and forget that in the end its OK to be happy.
My happiness is essential to helping others There is no way I can do all the things I need to do for others if I am not fundamentally happy. When I’m not happy I am not myself. I can be moody, sullen, terse and uncaring. Thats not me and thats not good for those I love.
Being happy is the most important gift I can give others There is a shortage of happy people in this country. We seek happiness through shopping, drugs, alcohol, uncommitted sex and a host of other dead ends. Being happy helps free us from those things that wreck our lives.
I will never regret being happy When my life is over and I breath my last breath I know I will not say I was too happy.
Martin Seligman, Ph.D. has researched happiness and other positive traits for many years. He has a number of books on how to be happy. I would recommend visiting his website.
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