What does happiness mean to you? How is your happiness in your hands? What is happiness? According to Webster’s dictionary the meaning of happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. 

To me, happiness doesn’t mean laughing and having fun all the time, although laughter can certainly elevate your state of happiness and is highly recommended. Happiness is really being OK with what is, acceptance, being in peace.

Science has proven that we are all born at different levels of happiness, but we can control our level, up or down the scale, by our thoughts and actions. Smiling for instance creates a chemical reaction in the brain that enhances our sense of happiness.

Our thoughts are the seeds of energy that create our world. The thoughts we think in turn emerge in our feelings, and our feelings are the language between ourselves and the energy around us. Our feelings are the magnets.

As Norman Vincent Peale said, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” So why are so many people scattered, unhappy, depressed, and searching for something in order to be happy? Happiness is right here now when you look for it, when you allow it to take over.

Having worked diligently to change my thoughts over the years, I know that first step was to become aware of what I was thinking, and then to decide what my new thoughts should be. Becoming aware of my thoughts made all the difference and is how I learned to think happy and became happy. Every thought is a seed.

Thinking happy is not an easy task when our brains were programmed in a negative world but the good news is that we can change. Once aware of what what we are thinking we can put the thoughts we want to think in. This takes work and commitment but can be done.

My intention is to start a conversation about happiness and spread the seeds of happiness around. The more focus on the topic the more energy to expand it. Happiness is contagious and I plan to infest the world but I need your help! My energy alone is not enough.

Rise above the negative!

There is so much negativity in the world, and the best defense against the negativity is to fill up with positives thoughts and feelings. The positive energy is stronger than the negative energy so if you put enough positives in, you become shielded against the negativity around you.

It’s easy to go down the spiral of negative thoughts when unaware. Being aware of my thoughts has given me the power to control how I feel.

Feeling good feels better to me than feeling bad, so I choose happy thoughts! So, what do you choose? What makes you feel good? Do you have a story to share about changing your thoughts? What gives you joy? What does happiness mean to you?

Terri Lynn's Happy Talk


  1. Adah Mahi on June 6, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    • Terri Lynn's Happy Talk on June 12, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you and yes! There are tabs to connect with me on the site but my twitter is thinkandbehappy and my Facebook page is Think Happy Be Happy.

    • Terri Lynn's Happy Talk on June 14, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Hello! Thanks for following. Yes, my twitter account is thinkandbehappy

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