Anne Frank said, “Whoever is happy will make others happy.” The meaning of her statement is pretty obvious and simple. But it should also make you think. How do I know if I am happy? Are you making other people happy? Happiness and positivity are infectious, automatically spilling over to their surroundings. The inverse is also true. If you are making others miserable, it is most probably because you are not happy.
Another insight is that we should surround ourselves with happy and positive people. If you surround yourself with negativity, it will start to influence your attitude and perceptions. Sure, everyone has ups and downs but a generally happy person will have a positive influence on you and a generally negative person will have that same effect on you.