“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ― Frederick Keonig
Are you disappointed with something about your life? If so, make the decision not to give up on your future too quickly. And, don’t run away from it! Because no matter where you go… you take all of ‘ YOU ‘ with you… problems and all. Even if you desire to move away from it all, or to turn over a “new leaf”’… and start all over again to find happiness, remember that the “new leaf”’ you have to turn over is YOU. Everything you run away from, follows you. So you still have to deal with it at some point… because change begins on the inside, first.
Since you can’t run away from YOU… you have to deal with problems head on… or they will follow you everywhere you go, until you do. So set your heart on what GOD wants for your life… and be specific when you talk to GOD about your needs when you pray. Then, make your moves strategically… and act according to GOD’s voice. Thats where true happiness.
Happiness is a mindset. It really does not matter if other people think you’re happy; and neither is it important if they know you are happy, but what is important to you… is that you are happy from within… and you know exactly how that feels for you and your life. Read the following passage about “Promise Yourself”. Think about you, and allow these thoughts to help give you mental clarity, and the extra boost to help you be a happier you.
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson