I saw the below in Yahoo and I really liked it, I thought I would share this and just to remind myself.
I maintain that, in today's economy, it's easier to start with the
happiness, because unlike wealth (which takes time to accumulate), you
can increase the amount of happiness in your life within minutes, simply
by taking more notice of things that make you happy.
With that in mind, here are ten things that can make you happy immediately, regardless of where you are in the cycle.
It's easy to forget that the mere fact of conscious existence--that
you are alive--is itself a miracle. As the old saying goes "every day
above ground is a good day."
Rather than thinking of illness as something bad that happens to you,
start thinking of health as something good that's happening to you.
There is nothing more conducive to long-term happiness than knowing that your actions are making the world a better place.
Almost everyone has friends, although it's easy to lose track of them
in the rush of events. Take a few minutes--today--to reconnect with
some of them.
If you've got a good relationship with your family, rejoice! You're
experiencing one of the deepest sources of happiness on the planet.
Feeling secure that you can count on yourself to accomplish what you set out to accomplish creates a quiet but potent happiness.
Having the support of a wider group makes you more aware that you're part of something greater than yourself.
Rather than focusing on what you don't have or what's out of reach, be thankful for the wonderful things already in your life.
It is impossible to laugh and be miserable at the same time. Regular
doses of laughter are more than medicine... it's the flavor of life.
Create these ten things in your life and I guarantee that you'll
either become more wealthy or, if not, you won't really care anyway
because you'll already have what's important.