Friday, July 4, 2008

Happiness and a more Satisfying Life - The 7 Ingredients


While true happiness is a state of mind, there are many who pursue fame and fortune. There are also others who follow a life without attachment to all material things. However, God is fair. All of us, rich and poor, can attain happiness and a more satisfying life. Here are the 7 ingredients:

1. Health and fitness: Health is the primary factor that allows you to carry out what you are supposed to do in order to live a happy life. Moreover when you are healthy and fit, you feel good inside out and you are full of vitality.

2. Something to do in life: Whether it’s a challenging career or doing some voluntary social work, life is more fulfilling.

3. Family: A happy home life is a very important ingredient for happiness. A place you look forward to after a hard day’s work.

4. Live within your mean: The Chinese has a proverb for it: 年年有余(nian nian you yu). It means every year there is something (money) left over. I am not rich but I have no debt, so I sleep well at night. Be happy with what you have while you pursue the things you don’t have.

5. Lifelong learning: Make your life interesting by learning something new. Blogging is something new to me. It’s really thrilling to learn all about blogging.

6. Enjoy every moment: Savor every moment in life. Yesterday is dead and gone and tomorrow may not come. Enjoy the sunshine, the fresh air, the sound of chirping birds…

7. Relationships: Spend time with your friends and relatives to share jokes and ideas. It’s heartening to know that you can also count on the people around you when the need arises.

Related article: Baby Boomers – The 7 Ingredients of Happiness


  1. Hammering out a list of elements that go into a happy life is the first step to ensuring happiness.... the list above is very good - make your own adjustments :-) look to for an entire blog devoted to this topic - goals, progress and commentary :-)

  2. how to make myself happy if someone close to me is missing ......

  3. If someone who is close to you is missing, here are some suggestions I hope is useful to you:

    Hang around with your friends
    Keep yourself busy
    Do things that interest you
    Let time and prayer work wonder for you

    Please write again when you feel like it.
    Take care and be strong. I’ll be thinking of you.

  4. Happiness comes to them who opens their door for small treats that life provides to them. So be happy and live longer!

  5. Thanks for sharing your happiness.I like it.

  6. I have to say that I used to think that relationship were maybe not the most important thing, but I now think when it comes to happiness, they are.

    I have a neighbor who has everything she wants, but her kids don't come and see her and she doesn't seem to have any friends. And, she is miserable! She is never happy! I know people with far less than her who have many friendships and enjoy their lives immensity.

    Very important!

  7. This list of happiness really relates on real life. Thank for sharing happiness, spread love and care. Have a great day ahead!


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