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15 Secrets of Genuinely Happy People


Every minute of every day you have the power to choose how you feel emotionally. Pretty powerful, right? The only way someone else has the power of your emotions is if you GIVE them that power. Have you ever heard the saying "No one can drive you crazy unless you give them the key?"

One day when dropping my kids off at day care, a four year old girl approached me and asked me quite frankly, "why are you happy all the time?" I had noticed her and her mother before and they were both very stoic people who rarely smiled much less laughed. She went on to say, "I saw you in your car this morning and you were laughing there too. You are ALWAYS laughing" Fact is, I have been asked this question too many times to count. I told her I was happy because I choose to be happy.

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday. But what you may not know is that happy people face challenges, just like ordinary folk, but they challenge themselves, constantly, to live the wonderful life they know they deserve; filled to the brim with laughter and a positive outlook.

I don’t need to tell you that life isn’t all roses, and will sometimes bring you to your knees, but it is during these moments that happy people go to work on getting happy. If they look like they have it all together, they probably do, but that’s just because they’ve discovered the secrets to true happiness, and it lies within them.

So if you’ve ever wondered, “Why are they so happy all the time?”, here are a few reasons:

1. They haven’t lost their childlike wonderment.​They are children at heart! They live, laugh and love with the infectious playfulness of a person untainted by a harsh world. It’s this approach to life that keeps them inquisitive and creative, and let’s face it, makes them so much fun to be around!