Stop giving people power that they don’t have , or even deserve. No one can steal your joy. Despite negative experiences and tribulations in life being happy is a decision. It is the ability to separate temporary negative emotions from your overall well being. It is the discipline of self to replace damaging self talk with affirmation when you feel low . Or even the choice to remove yourself from toxic experiences, people, and habits. The ability to experience a state of well being is completely within our control. Not others. So take ownership or your happiness and cultivate a happy mindset .