We all have things we wish we could change about our lives. We all have times when we feel frustrated with what we’ve been given — moments when we find ourselves wishing for more. It’s easy to sit back and wait for your life to change, relying on chance to bring good things your way but things you’re wishing and hoping for in which you think it will make you happy doesn’t come true by themselves and will not just appear. There comes a time when you have to recognize that happiness is not something that just happen to you, it’s up to you to create it. Live each moment. Never forget that the story of your life is written by the things you do every day. And remember that the little things mean so much. Let us fill our life with happiness by filling everyday with a little bit of joy.
Happiness comes from within. If you are constantly chasing external happiness from another person, a new car, job, house, and etc. you will never find it. It comes from a place deep in our hearts. When we realize that we can choose to be happy no matter what, then happiness can grow. But of course, if it were that easy we’d all be happy.
What makes finding happiness difficult is that there isn’t a concrete definition of exactly what happiness is. It can be something different for everyone on the planet. It’s an indefinable experience we all crave. When we do find our personal source of happiness, a sense of intuitive balance comes with it (Intuitive Balance means simultaneously stimulates important aspects of the brain that regulate mood, attitude, hormones, and general well being). We love ourselves and feel an inner peace. We are resilient. Happiness can be a breeze.
The thing we all need to remember, is that happiness begins with being thankful. Be thankful in every morning you wake up, a brand new day of your adventure in LIFE. God knows how to make your day right. Look up and say, “God be my guide.” Happiness is a decision, not something that someone else or events in the world set into motion for you. You set the tone to be happy. Create a positive intent every day and more happiness will come your way.
Make a list of all good things about you, your strengths, positive traits, skills, all the good you have done and can do. Build your list to nurture all you are proud and grateful for — each and every day. This is your happiness: measure it, contain it and make it grow.
If you can’t find your happiness, consider that perhaps you are being too hard on yourself. Many of us living with outdated and rigid expectations of ourselves, an impossible list of shoulds that others (or our younger selves) may have listed as goals for us. And even though we are now adults, and can make our own choices, those old ourselves may be impacting our happiness. The answer is to work on getting rid of these ideas of perfection that hold back happiness..
Take control of your personal power and reset your focus on simple things first. Love the day, the sun rise, the clouds, the air, the water, the trees, the plants and flowers…. It can sound rather simplistic, but it works. Happiness is easier to come by with courage, optimism, and by simply looking at the brighter side of life.
Once we understand how to create happiness for ourselves, we can proceed to sharing that inner light through acts of kindness with the world. When we proceed from wanting selfish happiness to sharing happiness, we are truly on the road to lasting happiness.
In addition, we need to remind ourselves too, that happiness depends on happenings but joy depends on God. So when you find yourself restless and thirsting for something more in life, respond to Jesus invitation, “Come to ME and drink” (John 7:37). Go to Him, drink freely of His grace and forgiveness, and experience true joy.
Whether we realize it or not, our souls are thirsting for God. Every desire, every aspiration, every longing of our nature is nothing less than a yearning for God. We were born for His love and we cannot live without it. He is the happiness for which we have been searching all our lives. Everything that we desire is found in Him — and infinitely more.
“Life will only come once, so make the most out of it. God didn’t give us all things to enjoy life, but life to enjoy all things.” Be Happy. You are loved.