If there was a universal definition of a thought that makes us all happy, we would know about it already. We do know that by quieting the mind, practicing yoga or meditation we can start to actually ‘hear’ ourselves think. The next step is to not judge our own thoughts. And following that start using positive ways to approach those thoughts that do not contribute to your wellbeing.
I was talking to someone last week and this person told me “It’s difficult for me to attract customers”. Now how would thinking this repreatedly help move towards a solution? I shared this thought: “I am finding ways to attract the right customers”.
A happy thought or affirmation is something that builds you up, you can define it, create it, use it and re-use it. Use positive words only and always use “I” to keep the power over your own thinking.