It’s Not Hard to Be Happy After All!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


“There were two ways to be happy: Improve your reality or lower your expectations.” – Jodi Picoult

Many people are so unhappy because their perception of Happiness is that it is something big. It is so big that they need to really work hard for it in order to achieve it. For instance, they believe that they will be happy if they get promoted on their jobs, if they will have more money, if they become more famous or successful, etc.

Most of us fail to realize that happiness do not have to be about the big things. It could be found even in small pleasures… Think of the joy you feel whenever your kids hug you… Remember how it feels when your partner kisses and embraces you as a sign of love. Think of the delicious meal that your mother cooks you everyday… The laughter shared with your friends…Think of how lucky you are that nobody is hating you now…

How about the fact that you have a shelter and get to eat complete meals, or that you are healthy and not counting your days on earth?…Aren’t you glad that you have the ability to see wonderful things, or listen to beautiful music or that you are able to express your thoughts?

My friends, happiness is not about the big things. As Ann Brashers puts it, “…Maybe it (happiness) was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures.”

Appreciate what you have in your life, and I guarantee you will live happier. 🙂


Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

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69 Comments
  1. EXcellent!! Thank you for your thoughts… I totally agree with your friend… 🙂 K

  2. Angelica Kidd 3 years ago

    Great advice! I agree completely. 🙂

  3. desifashionistaaa 3 years ago

    Great advice 🙂

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  5. Eugenia 3 years ago

    Great advice and well written.

  6. liezlbrillantes 3 years ago

    Thank you for this advice & I absolutely agree with this <3

    • Nina 3 years ago

      You’re welcome! And thank you for taking the time to read my post!:)

  7. Loveallie Lao 3 years ago

    I’ll definitely agree on this.

  8. Dany Slone 3 years ago

    thank you for this, i am experiencing a terrible time with a Death. you are so right.

  9. elizabelleblog 3 years ago

    A great reminder to be grateful!

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  11. Andrei 2 years ago

    I totally agree on this. Happiness can be strings of small pleasures. And it is always our choice ?

  12. Aswathi Satish 2 years ago

    Wow!! Such a great article…Thanks for sharing Ms. Nina 🙂

    • Nina 2 years ago

      Thank you fir the takingvthe time to read. ? I appreciate your comment!

  13. Oristel Guenael 2 years ago

    Great advice–Thank you for writing! 😉

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  15. E 2 years ago

    Enjoyed reading this!!

  16. Jerry Peri 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on Jerri Perri.

  17. Dacian 2 years ago

    Happiness is in the little things should not be a cliche I believe. As long as you enjoy what surrounds you, why long for something else? Nice thoughts though!

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      Nina 2 years ago

      Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my posts. ?

  18. inspireyourzen 2 years ago

    So so true!!!

  19. blvdcenterblog 2 years ago

    Well said!

  20. sarahbeg 2 years ago

    Absolutely!!! Each day is a new one.

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      Nina 2 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to read and for commenting ?

  21. williwash 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.

  22. mindful8magazine 2 years ago

    Good advice and it’s not that hard to be happy we just make it difficult.

  23. Thoughts and Views 2 years ago

    This post hits the exact point. Everyone is unhappy because they ignore the smallest details in life which really makes us happy.

  24. Mlleshopping 2 years ago

    Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
    Earl Nightingale

  25. The Zodiac Tree 2 years ago

    Omgoodness. I love this post. Great job! I’m learning that perception is so important when trying to help people. It all depends on the way they see things. Thanks for sharing.

  26. RahulYuvi 2 years ago

    every single word you have written here is true but the problem is that It is easier said than done..and for that I very strongly recommend meditation..it will eventually bring that natural calm & peace that will sum up to a blissful state..

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  28. myadviceforyourlife 2 years ago

    That is so true we complicate a lot of things in our life including love and happiness. We are looking around trying to find out what happiness looks like. We do this by looking at the lives of others. When our happiness can look so different. What makes one person happy may not work for the next person. What a wonderful post!!

  29. Darie.T 2 years ago

    This is so true and really reminds a person how to be simple, down to earth and appreciate the simple things in life

  30. rasoua 2 years ago

    So true!! One of my philosophy in life is to enjoy every little thing and to make every moment count. Sometimes we get too busy working for tomorrow or stuck in the past and forget about now. We take things for granted so we don’t value what we already have.. What we have now!! Thank you, this is so beautifully said 🙂 !!

  31. Anushree N 2 years ago

    Nice thought ?

  32. Mlleshopping 2 years ago

    “Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”.”
    ? Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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  34. ashliehipp 2 years ago

    Awesome read! Thank you?

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