Everything I need to be happy.

Roy Clayton
3 min readJan 5, 2021

I am filled with gratitude when I consider how much I have. I have everything I need to feel happy and fulfilled. I recognize that happiness is a state of mind. I can choose to be happy under any conditions. Happiness is my natural state.

Mountain view.

I may sometimes think that I require more money or popularity to feel more blissful. But then I realize that happiness is something that I always have. It is my desire for meaningless things that make happiness elusive. I remind myself to pay attention to the meaningful people and activities in my life.

When I am feeling unhappy, I pay attention to my thoughts. Unhappiness and negative thoughts reinforce each other. I focus on the positive and quickly return to a state of happiness. I am in control of my thoughts and attention.

The wonderful people in my life make me happy. I can ignore those that create negative feelings. I enjoy positive relationships and find them to be a source of support and inspiration in my life.

I already possess everything required to be happy. Happiness is my birthright.

Today, I am filled with happiness. I am grateful for the many blessings I already enjoy in life. I am rededicating myself to enjoying my life. I have everything I need to be happy.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Has any possession ever brought me lasting happiness? Why not?

2. What am I grateful for right now? What else could I choose to be grateful for?

3. How much time do I waste regretting the past or worrying about the future?

I share in my friends’ happiness when they succeed.

My friends are very important to me. They are my backbone. They help me build character because of their undying support.

I take my friendships seriously. I offer the same level of support for each of my friends. I appreciate that our support is mutual. It is easy for me to help them because they are consistently there to assist me. I am happy when my friends experience success, and they feel the same about me.

When a friend is having doubts about pursuing an opportunity, I offer encouragement. I help that friend believe in their abilities. And when success is achieved, I am first in line to offer my congratulations.

I share in my friends’ happiness when they overcome obstacles to achieve success. I am happy when they are free of burdens. It is important to me that my friends enjoy a happy life.

It is much easier to manage life’s challenges with true friends around.

I look for ways to uplift the special people in my life. Ensuring their well-being means ensuring our relationships continue to flourish. I remind my friends how important they are to me.

Today, I give thanks to my friends. I celebrate their successes as if they are my own. My friends play an important role in my life.

View over water.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. When was the last time I celebrated success with a friend?

2. What can I do to show support when a friend has experienced failure?

3. How can I strengthen my friendships even more?

If you’d like a free digital copy of my “Happiness Journal” that I’ve created to help us, as we go through this subject, you can get it from here.

Roy Clayton