Oh yeah! That’s the spirit!
What is happiness?
One of my helpers has this to share: “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust
My friends make me so stupid happy everyday!
Mine do too; ridiculously stupid happy. Revel in it!
I hope that life gives you reasons to smile soon!
♫ Always look on the bright side of life! ♫
…should I try to get a better paying job that I don’t love…
Studies have shown that that’s only true up to a certain dollar amount – and not a very large one at that (See this article in Nature Human Behaviour: http://bit.ly/CashJoy). I would recommend trying to find work that meets at least your basic economic needs, interests you, and has a good forward path towards better pay and opportunities.
It’s so good to see you smile!
How do you get happiness?
Happiness research is totally a thing. We have many books which can guide you on that path; try searching the catalog for happiness in the subject. And here are some practical tips from the New York Times: bit.ly/WellHappy
Are you happy every day, How to be more happy
Not every day – at least, I’m not happy all the time. It’s probably not realistic or sustainable to always be happy. Being happier in general might be a reasonable goal, and you’re in luck; Happiness Research has taken off as a field in this century. A search in our catalog under the subject “happiness” might be a good place to start, including: “The calculus of happiness : how a mathematical approach to life adds up to health, wealth, and love” QA93 .F467 2017.