Life is beautiful; life is sweet. Even so, there are those intense times when life is bittersweet. Many people have not mastered the art of maintaining their happiness in times of trouble. This has cost a lot of people. The chances are that, if you ever wait for life to smile at you to be happy, then you may never be happy in life or your moments of happiness can be numbered. Life is not without its problems, and we all know that. Once you have dealt with this problem, another problem arises from the other side. Resolving problems has become part and parcel of life today. Even so, we must always learn to live above our problems. It is impossible to avoid problems, but we were not created to live just to solve problems and die. We were created to walk through these challenges with our shoulders straight, chins up, and chests out.
All you have to know is what I know,
“Happiness is internal, but problems are external. People who make it in life look at what is inside them and use it to conquer the world.”
Problems Will Come; Will It Steal Your Happiness?
I love seeing happy people and being around happy people; everyone does. This is because happiness is contagious. The same can be said about sadness; it is contagious. More often, sadness is brought because of the problems that one goes through.
But just as Steve Maraboli said,
“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.”
In as much as the problem may try to drown you in sadness, as long as you can deal with the problem, you will make it. No trouble is big enough for a person who has great problem-solving skills. You will always find joy in times of trouble.
Teach Yourself How To Be Happy In Troubling Times
We all know how it feels to be happy. We all know that happiness comes from within. Therefore, in every situation, never let the face of trouble get into your heart and steal your happiness. In that trouble, turn your worries to the feeling of excitement. Be excited because it is an opportunity to prove that you are better, stronger, and wiser; you are capable of handling the trouble. Learn to welcome trouble, know that it is your ladder to greater wisdom, knowledge, skills, and an opportunity to sharpen your problem-solving tactics. With this attitude, the trouble will not steal away your happiness, but you will always enjoy happiness when faced with problems.
Choose A Happy Life
A lot of times I feel like life is a big joke because of the challenges that come my way. Even so, one thing I always do is to choose happiness. Happiness, to a great extent, is a choice. I learned that I could choose to show forth sadness or happiness in troubling times. But because I am wiser, stronger, and better, I will always choose happiness. In every problem I face, I have learned to choose happiness. Remember,
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Just like me, in you, there is an ability to generate happiness from within. Make use of this ability.
Problems will always come and go, but your happiness must be born from within. If you always choose to be happy, no trouble will bring you down. In the midst of the problem, never be threatened by the might or size of it, rather be happy because you are more than capable of handling it. Be optimistic because it will open new opportunities for greater wisdom. Be joyful in troubling times, and you will never be down.
Written By: Vishakha Goyal