Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design into the present.
Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals, savoring life’s little pleasures, and so on and so forth.
But they NEVER…
- Mind other people’s business.
Forget about what others are doing. Stop looking at where they are and what they have. Nobody is doing better than you because nobody can do better than you. YOU are walking your own path.
- Seek validation of self-worth from others.
When you are content to simply be yourself, without comparing and competing to impress others, everyone worthwhile will respect you. And even more importantly, you will respect yourself.
- Rely on other people and external events for happiness.
Unhappiness lies in that gap between what we have now and what we think we need. But the truth is, we don’t need to acquire anything more to be content with what we already have
- Hold on to resentment.
Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghosts from your past. What happened in the past is just one chapter in your story; don’t close the book, just turn the page.
- Spend prolonged periods of time in negative environments.
You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable. So protect your spirit and potential from contamination by limiting your time with negative people and the environments they inhabit.
- Resist the truth.
It is a certain deathtrap when we spend our lives learning how to lie because eventually, these lies grow so strong in our minds that we become bad at seeing, telling and living our own truth.
What would you add to the list? What’s something you should NOT do if you want to be happy?”
 http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/07/16/6-things-happy-people-never-doUntil next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.