By Nikita Gill
To be happy is the goal that most people in this world strive for, but very rarely achieve. How can you possibly be happy every day, every second, every moment? Truth is, you can’t. You can’t because you are human and you are subject to experiencing a myriad of emotions — every feeling you could possibly imagine and more.
The feeling of complete happiness is as elusive as the elixir of eternal youth. But feeling a little happier every day? Now that is entirely possible. Being a positive person? That is entirely possible too. As life passes, we all learn lessons in how to make ourselves happier. Here are ten important life lessons I have learned to bring happiness into my life every day.
Empty your heart of hate every single night and try, try, try with all your might to fill it with love for the next morning. (If you don’t, you let it fester, and the only person you truly hurt is yourself.)
No matter what happens to you, never ever lash out at someone who is trying to love you and make it better. (If they didn’t love you, they wouldn’t be there.)
Learn from everyone, and keep an open mind. You are an ever evolving, ever growing soul and so is every person around you. (Everyone you meet knows something you don’t.)
Some days are going to be heartbreaking, hard and exceptionally challenging. And this is going to be so hard, but you need to find something to be thankful for especially on those days. (There is always something to be thankful for, even if sometimes it is really really hard to see.)
Remember all the things that could have gone wrong, but haven’t. (It is so important to remember how often things could have been so much worse.)
Forgive those who are cruel to you. (Some people have such dark demons, that they do not know how to control them. So instead, they unleash them on the world with their harsh words and unkind actions trying to relieve their tortured souls.)
Tell the people that love you how much you appreciate them. (The people you love are not infinite sources of unconditional love. They need to be loved in return.)
Do something kind for someone else every day. (The world is full of people who need help. You will be amazed at how wonderful it feels to make someone else smile.)
The moment you stop putting expectations on people and let them be who they are, is the moment that you become the person people are glad to know and call a friend. (Be patient. Just be patient.)
You do not meet people by accident. Be kind to everyone. (Because everyone is carrying within them a great sadness that you only see in their eyes.)
Nikita Gill is an author and poet.