Happiness is Contagious
Have you ever noticed that happy people are almost always greeted with a smile whenever they grace others with their presence? It is because we all like to be around happy people. Happiness is contagious and has no race or language barrier. Most of us can’t watch someone laugh freely and not respond with laughter too – even when we don’t know what we are laughing at.
Watch the video below to see an example of how happiness, or its by-product laughter, is contagious.
Did you laugh after watching this?
People who are free and easy to get along with, carry an energy that most aspire to have. It’s a quality that evidently adds value to one’s personality. In the midst of a stressful day or in calamity, the entrance a happy spirit is generally received with ‘open arms.’ We may even say that they are bringing comfort to our situation. This they do sometimes, due to another quality they tend to possess, positivity.
How to be happy and positive? The reason happy people seem to be in good spirits is because the source of their happiness is joy.
Joy is a deep-rooted emotion that one who is at peace within possesses. It doesn’t matter if there is tragedy, success or turmoil. Happy people are aware that they are not in control of the external, but their internal reaction can be controlled. It comes from deeply held convictions as a result of spiritual beliefs and/or a firm understanding of their function and purpose for living and emotional well-being.
- They love caring for and serving others
- They are grateful
- They are contented
- They delight in other people’s accomplishments
- Their joy is generally generated by their high ideologies and high personal value system
- They love themselves
- Their happiness is not determined by what others do
- They are not easily intimidated
Do you want to carry the positive energy of happy people and influence others whenever you enter their space? Then pursue joy, out of which happiness will flow freely and not be a manufactured version (Humans are wired to tell the difference).
Make everyone you meet feel valuable and important, serve others, be an agent of change, an encourager.
Pay a genuine compliment to those in your world and watch the world change in your favor. It will not happen overnight so begin now.
Don’t worry, be happy!
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