Happiness is a decision I make, not a emotion I feel. If happiness is a emotion I feel then I would be on cloud nine today, and deeply depressed tomorrow. Nothing and no one can make me happy if I do not make the decision to be happy. Happiness is from within.
It is a choice I make; an act of my will - when I tell myself that I am going to be happy (no matter what life may throw my way) then that is exactly what my day would be like - full of happiness, joy, laughter, thankfulness and appreciation. There are so many things to be thankful for. Yes, there are so many things to enjoy - enjoy your kids, partner, family, friends, the beauty of nature, work, health, church activities, fellow believers - enjoy everything in life.
Life is too short not to enjoy every single day!
Life is not always rosy. We have difficulties, struggles and challenges. Life can be pretty tough at times. Some times we are exhausted and so stressed out, but that is when we should make the decision to be happy in spite of our circumstances. That is when we should praise and worship The Almighty God for His goodness and mercy. That is when we should make the decision to be thankful for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us - our loving partner, our wonderful kids, our lovely family, our health, our beautiful home, our business and career, and our wonderful relationship with our Heavenly Father.
We should learn to enjoy our lives even when things don't turn out as we have hoped. There is no point in being negative and sour. We control our own happiness.
We are responsible for our own happiness; no one else will do it for us. All we have to do is make a decision that we are going to enjoy our lives - not tomorrow or the day after but today, right now. Make a decision that you are going to live your life as God intended you to live - with joy, happiness, thankfulness and contentment.
Like the little song that says, “this is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it".
Emma Jones is the co-founder of Nesian Power Pty Ltd. She writes business-related articles and other themes.
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