10 Things Happy People Do Everyday

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10 Things Happy People Do


There is something about happy people that draws you in. A smile, contentment, a positive outlook on life makes such a difference in your every day life. I want to be happy in my life and help those around me to be happy too!

1. Smile Allow happiness to come out of you. A smile lets the world know you are happy to be alive. Smiles are contagious. Give one to someone and they will give one to someone else.

2. Say I love you Expressing love to the ones we care about helps us know that we have special people in our lives that make us happy. Say I love you often and be thankful when you hear it back.

3. Count their blessings Take time every day to reflect on the good things in your life. You will be surprised at how long your list is. Don’t forget the little things too!

4. Find good in every situation Every situation has something good to take from it. Although we may not choose to go through those situations, knowing that it will be a lesson learned and wisdom gained is something to be thankful for.

5. Make the best of what they have You may not have everything, but you can use what you have! Many times we do have more than enough. Learn to use what is right in front of you and in your hand to accomplish your goals.

6. Don’t compare themselves to others  When you compare yourself to others you are literally setting yourself up for failure. Either you fall way short or you give yourself false confidence because you think yourself to be better than someone else.

7. Practice Kindness Helping someone else is a way to feel super wonderful inside. Selfless acts helps you to feel good about yourself and those around you. You will be releasing happiness from the inside.

8. Learn to forgive Nothing will steal your happiness away faster than holding onto anger and bitterness. You cannot be happy and bitter at the same time. Forgive quickly and learn to let things roll off your back.

9. Commit to their goals Be whole-hearted committed to your goals. Get the ball rolling and use the momentum to continue to power you through to accomplish much. There is something so satisfying about accomplishing your goals and achieving your dreams.

10. Take care of their body Studies have been conducted that show consistent exercise raises happiness levels as much as Zoloft. Eating right and exercising will boost your energy and keep you feeling good. 


Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Forgiving is definitely a challenge! I do try to be kind and smile often, though 😉

  • I know some people I should share this with. It’s hard to lose focus on what’s important

  • I love everything about this. Some days I am feeling so down and I always remind myself that there is SOMETHING to be happy about. This is a great list to live by and I think it reminds us all to appreciate the little things around us.

  • Ugh I need to be kind to my body more often. I want to lose weight but it’s not happening right now.

  • I love this, totally inspiring. I definitely need to find more ways to be positive and show happiness!

  • Yes! People do need to be grateful for things and count their blessings!

  • Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the day to day stuff. Great reminder for all of us!

  • Great list…I try to stay happy so matter what. It helps me get through the very hard days. Finding something good in everything is much better to me than finding fault.

  • This is a perfect list! I try to remember to do these things every day, and when I do, it certainly helps one have a positive attitude.

  • I call my mother and Skype her about 10 times! yep that makes me so happy I miss her face

  • Such a great reminder!! I need to more of these everyday..but definitely can check some off

  • In our home we try to remember to say we love you everyday. We also tell each other what our favorite part of the day was!

  • Thanks for the reminder to take pleasure in the little things every day. I need to remember these more often.

  • I love this. These are definitely some great rules to live by. I like that you started with smiling. That really does wonders.

  • I thank a god for my blessings each day. Everything else I pretty much do on your great list.

  • I am pretty happy and optimistic person. I happen to agree with all of these things as well. Forgiveness is hard especially when it is not deserved.

  • Awesome post. Thanks for the reminders. “Make the best of what they have & COUNT your blessings” – super true.

  • I have been drinking a lot of water lately and I feel happier. 🙂 I guess that goes with taking better care of my body.

  • I think the biggest thing is “Don’t compare yourself to others”. I know I have a hard time with this one.

  • This is a great list! I workout regularly and try to smile a lot. I definitely try to make these all part of my regular life.

  • Great post! I work on several of these, however seeing the good in a lot of things is almost impossible for me! I try with all my heart to forgive, sometimes I just try to overlook the hurt and not dwell on it if I can’t forgive the person I try to tolerate them instead.

  • This was a great post. The thing you listed that happy people do seem to be good ideas, good things we should do in order to be happy each day.

  • I try to do those things everyday! Especially counting my blessings – though life is not always a bowl of cherries, I know there are things that I take for granted that others would die for. Thanks for the reminder!

  • It helps me to choose to have a good day when awake in the morning.
    When I get upset, I choose to get over it quick, that way I can go back to having a good day!

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