To be happy you just need to be happy. Yes, that is all it takes. Pretend. Imagine. Fake it till you make it. Trick your psyche into thinking it is happy. Hmmm, could it be that easy? Yes!
The mind is not as complex as we make it out to be. It is easily trainable. Look at all the things we have trained it to do over the years. We have been told you can't do this or that. You are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough, slim enough, and our mind has followed suit and manifested those qualities into our lives.
Now it is time to reprogram your obedient mind. It has listened to everything else you have said up to now, so tell it that "I'm happy." That is it. Simple and true. Just for today, smile at everyone and everything. Look in the rear view mirror when you drive and smile at yourself. Think of a situation that stresses you and smile. When the thought comes to mind of something or someone who makes you unhappy, smile. You do not need to believe that you are happy, just smile. The accupuncture points in your face will be stimulated and the neurons in your brain will fire in a new way. So when you face that situation, new neural pathways will form. It is scientific and it is true.
Do you remember the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy?" It makes me smile as the tune runs through my head. So I give this music to you. Let it run in your head as you go through your day and see if, at the end of the day, you are just that, happy.
I'm smiling at you kid,