Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

I liked this picture when I first read it on a friend’s Facebook timeline. I wasn’t entirely sure why I liked it, but then it struck me, it’s probably because it tells us about something we don’t like but then immediately explains why experiencing that is actually good for us.

For example, maybe we think we feel sad all the time, that our life is not a happy one, but then we experience true sadness when someone close to us leaves us or passes away. It only then we realise how happy we really were in their presence, because now the sadness is so overwhelming.

So please have another read, thinking about how you can see yourself feeling each of those emotions or situations and simply, remind yourself just to appreciate what you currently have, because when it’s not there any more, there’s often no way to get back to where you are now, so you can truly appreciate what you have.

We all like or want to be happy don’t we? But is our own happiness the most important thing to us?

When we truly love someone maybe our own happiness is no longer the most important thing to us.

What would you do, or how far would you go to ensure someone else’s happiness over your own?

Have you ever noticed how, not matter how you are feeling, some people are always able to make you feel happy?

People who are able to do that should be cherished, as they are precious.

We must all try to spread some happiness each day, because making just one person happier could be the thing that changes that person’s life for the better.

So spread some happiness today, and brighten someone’s life.

Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

I’m not sure I completely agree with this statement, because it can be hard to feel happy when those around you are hurting or in pain, or you’re worried about other situations in your life. That said, even when we are going through tough times, it is still possible to be happy…at least some of the time!

Sometimes, being happy is simply about putting your worries and stresses to the back of your mind for a short time so you can enjoy something. Other times when you are unable to be happy for even a short time, it may simply be about “putting on” your happy face and facing the world for a while…and that definitely is something we do ourselves!

Are you a good cook?

How are you at cooking up happiness?

Well, here’s a great recipe for happiness

Let go of what’s  gone, be grateful for what remains & look forward to what’s coming

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strengthThe ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Such true words from such a great man – Yes, when things are going well for us there’s no challenge to our coping mechanisms, however when we come up against difficulties in life, that’s when our coping mechanisms are tested to the full, as is our faith.

How do you cope when you face challenges in life? Do you cope when you face challenges?

I hope and pray that whether you are going through days of great happiness, or more challenging days where you are facing many troubles, your faith in God remains strong.

Search my heartMany in this world think money brings happiness.

Many in this world think God does exist and therefore cannot bring happiness to the sad and destitute.

How wrong theses people are! Money doesn’t bring happiness, making God the centre of everything you do, will help you make the most out of life, whether you have no money or are the richest person in the country.

It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart ~ Unknown

I’m glad I have God in my heart and He is at the centre of my life, is He in your heart?

Jesus you are the Centre of My Joy by Sydney Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army:

Here are five things you probably didn’t know or never really thought about:Love

  1. At least five people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
  2. If not for you, someone may not be living.
  3. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
  4.  A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.
  5. You are special and unique.

I particularly like #5 as this reminds us of exactly how God considers us…special and unique, just the way He made us!

Yesterday in Happy People #1, I spoke about how we don’t need to have the best of everything to be happy. well today I’m going to contradict myself!

There is one thing in life in which it is imperative that we have the best in order that we can be truly happy – Any ideas?

God! If our life is without faith, without God, we will never be truly happy. When we give our lives to God, He promises to never leave us, therefore if we put our entire faith and trust in Him, He can help us be happy.

Happy people and those who have given their whole life to God just as this following song Everything by Tim Hughes says:

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.

As I said yesterday (in Keep Smiling), smiling can be infectious as if we smile, those around us will also feel like smiling. One thing helps make it easier to smile sometimes, is when we have all we need. That doesn’t mean we have the best of everything, but we don’t need the best of everything to be happy, as happiness is a very subjective feeling and as such can often be fulfilled simply by having all we need in life. e.g. loving family, good friends, a roof over our head, food to eat, clothes to keep us warm etc..

Note: To have everything we need does not include life’s luxuries, such as a car, lots of money, all the latest gadgets, but instead it is simply life’s necessities to live.