Are you happy?

It’s a question I recently took some time to reflect on.

One persons happiness can be completely different than another.

But what even is happiness?

I think its a lot simpler than we think.

Its simple because it’s a choice.

The idea of something or someone making you happy is a myth. Don’t get me wrong..external things can bring temporary happiness but this is most often quickly fleeting.  Happiness can only be found within if you choose it.

In a book I’m reading titled “Unshaken” by Sally Burke I came across something that really struck me. Struggles come into all of our lives. Difficulties are part of God’s great refining process used to shape us and make us stronger. JUST LET THAT SINK IN FOR A MINUTE. Struggles are a reminder for us to call on GOD for wisdom, strength, endurance, and provision. We need to view struggle not as a reason to live unhappy but instead something to push through however hard to overcome making us stronger.
We are all struggling with something. How can one choose happiness despite struggle?
The secret is finding gratitude and contentment for all you DO have and all that IS working well in your life.  We all have something to be grateful for! Give thanks in all circumstances.

The consequences of not giving thanks are frustration, disappointment, and unhappiness.

Struggles can be agonizing times. We need to completely trust God and remember Philippians 4: 12-13 – I can do all this through him who gives me strength. ALL things!

You must make the choice
To take the chance
If you want anything in life to change

Make the choice and take a chance at happiness and see your life change for the better.

Having healthy connections with loving people, Faith in God, and acceptance + contentment of your currant situations in life can help happiness thrive and continue to grow!

Be Well! 🙂

Susie R.

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