It’s Time To Learn Happiness From Children.

by Patrick Liew on July 19, 2018

It’s Time To Learn Happiness From Children.

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

Let me share ten of these lessons with you.

1. Happiness Is A Little Child – Choose To Be Happy.

Happiness is a choice and a right that our Creator has given to you.

Make the right choice and take the right action from now.

2. Happiness Is A Little Child – 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 mind and behavior.

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. Happiness Is A Little Child – 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 lives.

They can be happy in any situation and environment.

4. Happiness Is A Little Child – 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. Happiness Is A Little Child – 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 minds.

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

They choose to become producers of unhappiness in their mind.

They 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 such as “Why is my life so hard?” “I don’t think it will be a good day today.”

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

Soon, they will become addicted to the chemicals in their brains, chemicals 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 the mind.

Even if unhappiness gets in, it does not take roots.

It is quickly repelled from the precious mind.

6. Happiness Is A Little Child – Focus On Being Happy And Pursue Things That Make 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 makes them happy.

They know many of the sources of happiness and they return back to them again and again.

They have no room for any negative emotion.

They do not worry over small matters.

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.

Be happy.

7. Happiness Is A Little Child – Live simply.

Children live simply.

They have no negative desires or unrealistic expectations.

They do not carry unnecessary baggage with them.

They do not allow any burden or blockage to weigh them down.

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

They use all the energy to focus on important areas that will give them happiness, excitement, and fulfillment.

8. Happiness Is A Little Child – 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.

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

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

Along the way, they learn and grow.

They continue to look forward to a better day.

9. Happiness Is A Little Child – Be Grateful.

Children can be grateful for the simplest of things.

They are also thankful for the smallest gesture.

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

They do not pander to have more and more things.

Children are contented with what they have.

They 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 life.

When they do that, they will realize that being grateful is a source of happiness.

10. Happiness Is A Little Child – 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 the virtues of childhood.

It is living out the 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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