How to Be Happy


Robert Louis Stevenson
Poet, Novelist & Essayist ( 1850 – 1894 )

More than 100 years ago, author Robert Louis Stevenson offered the following tips in part for maintaining a positive attitude. They still apply today.

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.

Don’t take yourself too seriously. And remember to step in when misfortune befalls other people.

You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.

Don’t let your neighbor lower your standards. Raise the bar.

Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.

Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges. Avoid people who walk in immoral lifestyles.

Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.

Don’t hold postmortems. Don’t spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don’t be one who never gets over things.

Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.
*There are two kinds of people: givers and takers.
The takers eat better, but the givers sleep better.

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There’s nothing to buy, nothing to comment just read and be blessed. Nothing wrong with sharing things with one another that really make an impact on our lives in a positive way without getting too religious. I heard religion can kill…and it does. At one time, actually several times (as I’ve slipped back into that kind of bondage) it nearly killed me. In life, we need something, some One bigger than ourselves to make it in life. 

I desire to stay faithful to the freedom that God has allowed me to journey. Not a freedom to sin, but a freedom from sin. If you have trouble with doing or choosing the right things in life, you still feel a conviction about it, then I’m sure my site will help you as you continue your journey with the Lord, forever following Jesus!


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