We are all a little crazy. Why? Because we can choose to be Happy, yet we choose to be Sad! Now, doesn't that make us Mad? Happiness is a choice. It is up to us to be Happy. We must first decide to be Happy, no matter what, and then, work towards being Happy.

Life is Life. Things will happen around us. There will be events that disturb us, people who anger and provoke us. Neither can we control those events, nor can we control people. What we CAN control is our reaction to such happenings and people, because ultimately, it is our own reactions that make us unhappy.

How will we react when things go wrong for us? Will we lose our calm and become furious? Will we turn bitter and full of hate? Will we fall into a bottomless pit of self-pity? Will we lose confidence in ourselves?

Or will we brace ourselves and deal with unpleasant situations and people with a calm mind, a smile, with courage, fortitude and patience? This, to be precise, determines how Happy we will be.

Let Go. Forget and Forgive!

Sometimes, for our own peace of mind, we simply need to let go of events or people who hurt us. Do we do that? No. On the contrary! We keep thinking about it. We hold on to our hurt. We curse our hurt, nurse it and rehearse it, when we should actually reverse it! We begin to carry a grudge that grows bigger with time. We refuse to forget, forgive and move on. The result? No one suffers but us. We become miserable. We become bitter and desperate. With so much negativity in our lives, how can we ever be Happy?

Reflect. Why do we react the way we do? It is our own choice! No one tells us to become agitated. Does anyone hold us at gun point and say, "Keep thinking about who hurt you. Be furious!" Certainly not. We do it of our own accord. And this is what we must change.

Each one of us holds the key to our own Happiness!

Remember:

* Don't sweat the small stuff. It's not worth it.
* Not every argument has to be won.
* Learn to handle situations calmly.
* Don't overreact. Even if you react impulsively, you may regret it later.
* Don't let people or circumstances rob you of your Happiness. Be in control. Why should anyone have that kind of power over you?
* Don't take everything so seriously. Smile, laugh, enjoy the little things of Life!
* Accept people as they are - imperfect and flawed. Accept events you can't change.
* Embrace positive energies. Be loving, hopeful and compassionate.
* Help others! Selfless acts of kindness contribute to our sense of well-being - it's a proven fact.

Learn to be Happy. Choose to be Happy!

Despite knowing that we can be Glad, if we still choose to be Sad, then aren't we Mad?

Author's Bio: 

RVM is on a mission to make this world a better place to live.

After having achieved the highest pinnacles of success, RVM went on a soulful quest to find a new meaning to life, discover a more fulfilling way to utilize his time and talent. He came away with the realization that we serve the purpose of our existence only when we dedicate ourselves to making a difference in the world.

Following the natural trajectory of this chosen path, RVM has now become a widely recognized and respected positive life philosophers. He is also an acclaimed author, speaker, singer as well as a philanthropist.

RVM is known for his ability to usher in change across all strata of society, and initiate a revolution in thinking and action. So, towards this end, he started a 125-bed capacity RVM Foundation Home and 200-bed Hospital which is now being converted into a 1000-bed Charitable Hospital under his Trust, offering free medical services for the poor in need.

As a staunch believer in God and to spread the power of faith, RVM has built a Shiv Temple with 65-foot-tall Shiv idol on Old Airport Road, which is now not only a tourist destination but also a place for spiritual awakening.

RVM has authored many books to illuminate and inspire people, to spread his unique philosophy and message. Some of these are: I Wanna Be Happy, Succsex (on Success through Sex Transmutation), Power your Life with PEP (Positive Energy Power) and many more which are in the pipeline. RVM is also a noted speaker and has addressed various audiences not just in India but around the world, on topics like ‘happiness,’ ‘succsex,’ ‘fulfillment’ and ‘life.’

RVM believes that every moment is a journey. Together with the freedom to rejoice, the ability to value life and the power to make a difference, this journey can be enhanced further. Life is a priceless gift but not many open and enjoy this treasure. RVM aspires to help people make the best use of this gift.