Happy Children’s Day (Friday, 5 Oct 2018) – Children Taught Me 10 Secrets Of Happiness.

by Patrick Liew on August 19, 2019

Happy Children’s Day (Friday, 5 Oct 2018) – Children Taught Me 10 Secrets Of Happiness.

Children can teach you many powerful lessons to be a happier person.

Let me share ten of these lessons with you.

1. Choose To Be Happy.

Happiness is a choice and a right given to you.

Make the right choice to be happy and take the right action from now.

2. Live As Happily As You Want.

Every morning when children wake up, they may have to choose between being happy or being unhappy.

They do not choose to be unhappy and carry unhappiness in their minds and behaviors.

Children just move on to live as happily as they can.

Happiness is a matter of choice and change and not a matter of chance or circumstances.

3. Be Happy With Everything Within And Around You.

Children’s happiness has nothing to do with their feelings.

It has nothing to do with wealth and other possessions.

Children generate happiness with any and everything in their life.

They can be happy in any situation and environment.

4. Be Happy: No Reasons Needed.

If you ask children why they are happy, they may not be able to give you a reason.

Everything inside and around them can make them happy.
If you ask the average adult the same question, they will probably tell you many reasons why they are not happy.

Everything inside and around them can make them unhappy.

Children’s happiness is not dependent on any conditions or circumstances.

For many adults, they are happy “if only…,” or “because…”

Children can teach you that you can be happy. Period.

5. Stop Planting Seeds Of Unhappiness.

What happened to some of us between childhood and adulthood?

Some people choose to plant seeds of negativity in the gardens of their mind.

They grow fruits of worries, resentment, hatred, vengeance, and all kinds of negative emotions.

They choose to become producers of unhappiness in their minds.

Improve their productivity for unhappiness by thinking more unhappy thoughts.

Tragically, they allow unhappiness to become a part of their thought patterns.

They put on “unhappy sunglasses.”

Therefore, everything looks unhappy to them.

They communicate words that attract only unhappiness. Eg. “Why is my life so hard?” “I don’t think it will be a good day today,” etc.

To make matters worse, they keep imagining negative scenarios and visualizing negative outcomes.

Soon, they become addicted to the chemicals in their brains that generate unhappy emotions.

Unhappiness can unfortunately attract more unhappiness.

To be happy, nip unhappiness at its bud.

Children do not chase after unhappiness or allow it to slip into their minds.

Even if unhappiness gets in, it does not take roots and is quickly repelled from their precious minds.

6. Focus On Being Happy And Pursue Things That Makes You Happy.

Children focus on happiness. It is a way of life.

Children wake up and look forward to life. They are curious, playful, and adventurous.

They pursue anything and everything that make them happy.

They remember many of the sources of happiness and they return back to these sources again and again.

They have no room for any negative emotions, or worry over small matters.

In any case, there are no matters that are big enough for them to worry about.

Children also know that worrying will not solve anything.

In other words, there is nothing to worry about.

Just be happy.

7. Live simply.

Children live simply.

They have no negative desires or unrealistic expectations.

They do not carry unnecessary baggages with them.

Allow any burdens or blockages to weigh them down.

Children can play with the simplest of things and learn how to have fun with them.

Use their energies to focus on important areas that will give them happiness, excitement and fulfillment.

8. Have Good Friends.

Children play wholeheartedly with their friends.

They don’t look purely after their own interests.

They learn to look after each other.

Share their happiness and concerns with good friends and lift each other up.

Together with those friends, they look for new experiences, moments of fun, and opportunities for laughter.

Along the way, they learn and grow.

And continue to look forward to a better day.

9. Be Grateful.

Children can be grateful for the simplest of things and thankful for the smallest gesture.

If they are not spoilt by adults, they would not be greedy.

They do not pander over having more and more things.

Children are contented with what they have, and are in awe and wonder about the beauty around them and the goodness of life.

These wonderful gifts are everywhere.

Children appreciate them.

They can open their minds and eyes and learn to be grateful and thankful for everything in their lives.

They know that being grateful is a source of happiness.

10. Spread Happiness.

Children are inclined to spread happiness most of the time.

They can do it with anything they have and under any circumstances.

Happiness will tend to attract more happiness.

Therefore, make people happy and spread happiness everywhere you go.

Happiness is reliving virtues of childhood.

It is living out childlikeness of happiness.

If you want to be happy – be like a child again.

Question: How can you be happy?


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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