Choose Happiness

If someone were to ask you “what makes you happy?” What would your response be? How immediate will your response be?

I have asked a couple of individuals the same question, and to my surprise many couldn’t give an immediate answer. Some even responded “Hmm. What even makes me happy?” or “I can’t think of one!” It is so easy to get so occupied with life and its chaos that we forget to consciously be happy. In other words, experiencing happiness is like a roller-coaster ride: it comes and goes. Granted, life does have its unforeseen ups and down, hence why it is imperative to know exactly what makes you happy. With knowing, you can consciously and intentionally make yourself happy even in the midst of life’s toughest challenges.

Knowing the source of your happiness ensures that you can revive yourself when life hits you hard. Knowing means you have an escape to run to when you’re experiencing the worst week of your life.

While we all have various sources of happiness, it helps to have control over some of the things that makes you happy. For example: if compliments from others is what makes you happy, what happens when there’s a day you’re sad and no one compliments you? What now?

Have a source of happiness that is always reliable. And when you find that reliable source, protect your happiness, guard your happiness, and don’t let silly things or anyone steal your happiness. 

Additionally, happiness should come from within– no matter how little, silly or insane it make look or sound to others; it is what makes you happy so own it! If drawing stick-figures makes you happy? Own it! If sniffing the smell of your body wash makes you happy? Own it! It is your happiness– so do whatever possible to always make and keep yourself happy. Always.

So I ask, what makes you happy?

#thesunshinethagain!

 

 

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28 responses to “Choose Happiness”

  1. Awesome! I choose to be happy. Thank you for this.

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    1. Amazing! Yes, you deserve to be.
      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  2. Beautiful post! What makes me happy? JESUS CHRIST ❀ when I look up at what he has created (clouds, stars, seas, sky) I talk to him and smile all the time! He's so awesome! And that what's makes me happy…and my laughing and humor haha!! πŸ˜€ blessings!

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    1. His creations are wonderful. Beautiful answer! Truly, He is.
      Laughing is good for the soul. Ride on sister. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes they reflect his love, beauty, wisdom, strength, glory & power! ❀ Amen! πŸ™‚ yep it is! Lol thanks you too! Aha!

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  3. Absolutely true! We are responsible for our happiness! πŸ’–

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    1. Oh yes, we are! πŸ™‚πŸ’

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  4. Only The Shadow knows for sure!πŸ‘€

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  5. 😒πŸ₯΅πŸ€±πŸ»πŸΆπŸ±πŸ₯πŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸŒˆ!!!

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  6. Thank you. I’m happy knowing God is always around. I’m happy for having a roof over my head. I’m happy for having some comforts. God bless you.

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    1. How wonderful. Those are great & beautiful things to be happy about. Thank you for sharing ! πŸ™‚πŸ’

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      1. Thank you. We can learn something about God everyday. The bible isn’t like other books because it helps us understand and get to know our creator.

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      2. Absolutely! It does.
        Thank you for sharing that.

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    1. Glad to know. Perhaps, you can recommend some good read.

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  7. I have found that happiness lies within myself and my relationship to my Creator who is the source of all true happiness. It’s the happiness that never fails because it lives inside of me. Thank you so much for your truly uplifting and inspiring post. I know you are touching many hearts.

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    1. Oh yes! Well said! When it stems from within, it’s unlikely to fail. Thank you for sharing that with us. I appreciate your kind words & glad you found it uplifting & inspiring.

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  8. Great post! Our attitude in life goes a long way in whether we are happy or not. For me, my faith in God restores my joy, even when things are not going so well. Truth be told, we all have our hard knocks in life. No matter our age, every stage in life has its challenges. My faith in Christ helps me view experiences from a different perspective; love rules my decisions and my life.

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    1. Attitudeβ€”-truly. it travels far and makes all the difference. This is such a beautiful response. Perspective matters and a love perspective matters more. The world would be a much better place if all deeds were done in and with love.
      Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Choosing happiness today and always .

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    1. Yes! That’s the spirit. You deserve it. Always & forever.

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  10. Very thoughtful βœŒπŸ»πŸ˜‡

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  11. The people I truly love make me happy every single day. ❀ Thanks for sharing this thought.

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    1. That’s wonderful to know. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed this post!

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    1. Thank you for reading. I’m glad you did!

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