Helpful Tips For A Happy Life!

By the time you have reached a certain age, hopefully you have some advice on happiness and how to try and achieve it.

Here are a few thoughts…..what tips have you learned?


1. Take a 30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE.
Any exercise is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3.  Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past,
negative thoughts or things you cannot control.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food
that is manufactured in plants.happy

5. Drink Green Tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli and almonds. 

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Drink wine (in moderation).

8. “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.”

9. Laugh!

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive.

11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what
their journey is all about.

senior76543415. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years,
will this matter?’

17. Help those who are truly in need.  You will get so much back in return.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. Pain or loss never go away completely, but time does heal or at least makes it manageable.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Envy is a waste of time.  Don’t allow it to rear its ugly head.

22.  Stay in touch with your old friends.

23. Be thankful for what you have and not what you wish you had.

24. Never stop learning – a new skill, book, class, hobby, take on a challenging task.

25. Life isn’t always fair, but it’s still awfully good.


Laura Kay House, MA, is the founder and owner of Silver Connections, located in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Silver Connections provides numerous socializing opportunities through events and travel, personal service, quality members and connections for age 55+ (mostly Boomers!) active and single adults.