When you want to be happy you need to surround yourself with things that make you happy.
We all have a friends, family, and people In our lives that we surround ourselves with everyday. Matthew Kelly said “The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards.” My standard for life is quite high. I expect alot out of myself and so should you. Why would you want to keep people around who do nothing but complain about everything. These people are toxic to your mental well being. If you are having a great day, these people are the type to find one simple aspect of your day to try and bring you down to their level. They can not stand for you or anyone around them to be happy.
These people need to be kept at a distance. When you choose to be happy you need to keep like minded friends. Friends who build you up and whom you can do the same. If you can not keep them at a distance and they are able to bring you down, you may want to really consider if they are a friend worth having. Think, how are they affecting my happiness? Would you be better off with a different kind of person in your life?
Family is a part of your life from the beginning and they have helped mold your view of happiness. Most of us would say that we had a nice childhood. Take a look at your family, not as a whole but as individuals. Are they happy? Are they pleasant to be around? Are they good for your happiness?
Choosing Happiness isn’t always easy but once you make the decision to choose be to happy you will see a better life ahead of you.