It may be true . . . there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach to finding happiness. More than that, what makes some else happy may not make you happy.
But that’s OK.
Author Patrick Lindsay, whose book “Be Happy: 170 Ways to Transform Your Day,” attempts to guide to reader to a brighter day using bite-sized chunks. Lindsay’s approach is present aphorisms in an easily, digestible way. Although it remains outside of the scope of this article to cover all of Lindsay’s 170 “ways to transform your day” (you may need to buy the book for that), let’s explore some of them.
These are a few bits of Lindsay’s advice:
Many of the things that Lindsay highlights are worthwhile. All of us can benefit from rising to the occasion, putting the past behind us, or pausing awhile.
Finally, although happiness isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution, many of the abovementioned aphorisms may be useful. As many spiritual leaders, authors, and psychologists would attest, being happy has a lot to do with what we can control as individuals. We can not control many things outside of ourselves, but we can certainly control many of our own choices.
Lindsay, P. (2014). Be Happy: 170 Ways to Transform Your Day. MJF Books, New York, NY.