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*You are never alone when you are experiencing hardship. Everyone, in one way or the other, has experienced downturns in life.*How you react to stress, anxiety, fear, or sadness is a result of how you look at yourself as well as the environment that surrounds you.*True happiness can only be found from within. It is a state of contentment that you need to work upon in order to achieve.*Working on happiness involves mindfulness towards your thinking process and actions. You will never find happiness if you never figure out what you want through introspection. *It also involves actively pursuing positivity by practicing gratefulness and kindness to others.*Your family, friends, or support group play a crucial role in fostering your happiness. Establishing beautiful relationships with them is where happiness thrives.*There will always be something negative that will happen. There will also be people who will say hurtful words. As long as you keep in mind that you are responsible for your own happiness, you will have an acceptance that there are just some things that are outside your control.*Sometimes, what's stopping us from being happy is our reliance on a certain comfort zone since the pursuit of happiness also involves daring to take a leap to the unknown for the sake of change which what this pursuit usually implies.*In your journey towards happiness, always remember that the Universe has got your back. Trust in its process. You have to actively work for your own happiness and let it do the rest.The world is now reeling in a crisis that just simply caught everyone off-guard. No one expected the COVID-19 pandemic to have such a profound impact on the global economy and politics. Not each and every one of us had any idea beforehand on how it will impact our personal lives -- whether it was a job loss, being forced into isolation, or the death of a loved one. Whatever form the impact it has brought into your life, there seems that it has caused another pandemic in the midst of all the uncertainty -- the pandemic of sadness. How to be Happy Even in Hard Times provides insights that will help you manage the stress and sadness you might be feeling right now. It provides a perspective on how to handle things with the help of positivity and kindness.The solution it gives can sound so simple -- as if we (and somehow we actually do) knew it all along -- but at the same time complex since it is in the doing where it is most challenging. Nonetheless, the answer is nowhere far or unreachable. It can be found within yourself. It is something that you will gain as long as you are willing to work on it and face the challenges and barriers that come your way.The book also defines happiness in the simplest and humblest of things. It is not found in material possession or passing external stimuli. It is a state that can be achieved through mindfulness, acceptance, love, and kindness. It is something that you have within but will only blossom when you open yourself to the love and support of family and friends.How do we achieve this? The book outlines both practical tips as well as realizations learned by the author from her experiences herself. It is all about your mindset as well as taking care of your body and the feelings of others around you. The best piece of advice that it could give, most especially because things are uncertain nowadays, is to trust the process of the Universe. As long as you have positivity and gratefulness as your intention, the Universe will receive this energy and pass it on in its cycle in which you are a part of. You only have to trust this alongside giving your best effort towards the path of happiness. You don't have to worry, the Universe has got your back.