What is happiness but a state of positivism where a person is forever suspended in perpetual contentment and joy with him or herself and all that surrounds them. To be accepting of one's state of being, accepting of all their surroundings and accepting the world for what it is and what it will ever be but there are many different types of happiness that are associated with different things such as well-being, the flourishing of one's life and the quality of it. There is a type of happiness that comes from both spiritual and personal growth, happiness that comes from love be it family or other and happiness that comes from acts of kindness that are shared from one person to the other. How often were you asked the question of what makes you happy? And throughout the many times you've been asked have you found your answer to be changing? Has the reason shifted or changed? I'd love to hear what makes each and everyone of you happy and it could be anything, share it in the comments bellow.
What makes me happy is kindness. I enjoy being kind and forgiving. A lot of people would consider it a weakness and many believe it to be an easily exploitable trait. Throughout my years in college and many other experiences, I've learned that it is better to forgive and forget than to waste energy by harboring a grudge. A good friend once told me that spending your time hating someone hurts you more than it hurts them and that helped me change how I look at things. I always opt for kindness and politeness whenever I can even when the person before is petty or worse. I choose to deal with things fairly, to look at all sides of a story before giving an opinion or passing judgement.
I do my best not to judge and to always make excuses for people's behavior as I'm sure one day I'll probably need someone to excuse my behavior. I try to live my days thinking the best of everyone even if they disappoint me most of the times but I'd rather be disappointed than bitter. Since I've taken such a way of life, I realized how much content I am with my surroundings, how much I smile more and how happier I am in a sense. By no means it's a solution to everything but it's a good start, right?