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People’s happiness is as great as they can create it,” said philosopher L. Ron Hubbard.

That quote inspired me to elaborate on this because I was looking at how we can make our home our “happy place.” I’ve written about this before, but I don’t think I can really say enough about it.

The thing is, we can sulk in all the bad news we hear or we can turn it off and start doing something that will make us happy. We can frown when things don’t turn out the way we wanted them to, or we can look at what we can do to change it.

I consider that we create our own happiness and that we can do this in many ways. When I’m sad about anything, I force myself to smile about something, anything. That alone brings me up to a state of mind where I can start action toward what’s positive.

By focusing on the positive rather than the negative, I free myself from the hostilities of the world, so to speak. It’s quite therapeutic.

Clutter, sorry to say, is negative energy. Disorganized areas are a muddle of chaos, so that’s negative as well.

If your home is a negative space, it won’t bring you happiness. Instead, it gives you negative energy and it’s more difficult to pull yourself up, especially into action, because the space is pulling you down.

Abe Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” So again, we’re talking about CREATING. We need to bring into existence, to bring into being. That’s the simple definition of create.

Our future is something we put there. We can generate what we want it to be and make it happen by doing what we need to do to bring that into existence.

I didn’t write all the numerous books on this subject matter, but it has a lot of truth in it, which I have first-hand experience with.

So, pull yourself up and out of the negative and replace it with what’s positive instead. And especially, create your home environment to be a place of happiness, in lieu of unfavorable conditions.

In other words, to make yourself happy at home, you need to make your home happy. If you don’t believe me, try it. See what happens.