Many people believe that in order to be happy you have to have money but I am here to tell you that is not the case. You do not have to have money to be happy all you have to do is believe that you are happy. I know it sounds crazy but it is the truth. I do not have all the money in the world. In fact, at this moment in life, we live paycheck to paycheck but we are happy with our happy little family. Here I will give you 5 key things that can make you happy that have nothing to do with money.  


I pray to God every day and have ever since I was little and even when times were not so great, I pretended that they were. God saw me through the rough times because of my faith in him and now I owe all my happiness to him. Without God, I am nothing but with God I am always happy and I can always find the positive side of things even when things seem gloomy. God rejoices right beside me and he cries when I cry.

Now many of you probably are saying how can someone believe in something like God in the world we live in today? Well, it is simple I have seen the miracles and I have read the Bible. I know miracles happen and I know this world is doing exactly what God thought it would do. Remember God sent his only son to save our sins because of the turmoil. God did not believe for one second that sending his only son was going to fix all the problems of the world. The problem is not God it is people not believing in God. So the very first step in being happy and making this world a better place is putting God in your life and in the world.  

Have a Purpose 

When you feel as though you have a purpose to be here a need to be here you will instantly feel happy. People need to feel needed and wanted in order to live. Too many times we forget this and allow ourselves to distance ourselves from those who we feel do not have a purpose in our lives. I feel as though if we all made people feel as though they had a purpose then everyone would feel like they belong here and be happy.

Realize that you do have a purpose to be here. Even if you do not know what it is you have a purpose. Remember that those who fulfill their purpose here on Earth are the ones who leave us so soon. We are all here for a reason to teach someone something to do something great does not forget that you have a purpose.  

Have Fun 

Do not live to work, work to live. Life is too short to work your life away so just stop working so much and start living. Go on that dream vacation you have been dreaming of or simply go to your child’s soccer game and watch them get their first goal or sit outside and watch the cars drive by or watch the airplanes fly over your house; whatever you do work to live. Work to be able to do the things you want to do. Life is too short just to come home and sit in your house. So, no matter how much money you think you might need to save or how tired you think you are, go have fun. Do not work and sleep your life away because one day you will wake up and wonder what happened.


Do not forget to fall in love. It does not matter what your sexual orientation is, just fall in love. Falling in love was the best thing that has ever happened to me and no we do not always agree on things but my love never waivers because marriage or a relationship, I should say, is about commitment. Fall in love and never let go of it. Do not allow your work, a drug, alcohol, etc. take over your love. Live every day for that person and love will make you happy.

Take Away Negative 

 Do not allow negativity in your world. If you have grown up around it as I did, move away as quick as you can and do not look back. Do not allow others to drag you into their world of gloom and despair. Allow yourself to be positive and when you start looking for the positive by taking yourself away from the negative you will soon realize just how happy you really are. Maybe you might even find out just how lucky you are to have what you have.


The very first step in finding true happiness is finding God. Once you find God you will see the world through a whole new perspective and will immediately start to feel this overwhelming joy around you. Find your purpose to be here, find a reason. I am sure if you truly start looking you will find there are more reasons than you realized as to why you were put here. Start having fun even if you are at work just have fun. Find love, whether you find love within yourself or if you fall head over heels over someone else, just fall in love. Finally, withdraw yourself from all the negativity around you. Once you are able to accomplish all this on an everyday basis, you will soon find just how happy you can be.

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