Choose happiness

Who decides whether you shall be happy or unhappy? The answer – you do! When I wake up in the morning, I have 2 choices, either to be happy or to be unhappy. I just choose to be happy. Abraham Lincoln said that “People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be”

I have discovered in my own life that whenever I am happy, I relate well with people and also work faster at whatever tasks I have for the day. By use of our thoughts and attitudes we can “distill” out of life either happiness or unhappiness for ourselves. In other words we manufacture unhappiness by thinking unhappy thoughts and happiness by thinking happy thoughts. Replace diseased thoughts with healthy thoughts.

If you saturate your consciousness with feelings of resentment, ill – will, and hate, you create unhappiness in your life. But when we are compassionate and tender, when we keep our hearts free from hate and our mind free from worry then we can be happy. To choose happiness also means to forget self and think of others. It means to do unto others as you would like them to do to you. This is also called the golden rule. Make it a habit to be happy.

Proverbs 15:15 says “he who has a merry heart has a continual feast” which is to say, out of the happiness habit comes a happy life. Choose to love people and wish them well.

All in all, the true secret of happiness is found in Jesus Christ Himself. John 1:4 says “in Him was life, and the life was the light of men”. Having been changed inwardly, you will begin to create out of yourself not unhappiness, but a happiness of such quality and character.

About a month ago, I began reading out loud the following statements and I have always had “energy” throughout of the day. You could possibly do the same each morning. Always say; this is the day which the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. I believe this is going to be a wonderful day. I believe I can successfully handle all problems that will arise today. I feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is wonderful to be alive today. I am grateful for all that I have had, for all that I have now, and for all that I shall have. Things aren’t going to fall apart. God is here and He is with me and He will see me through. I thank God for every good thing.

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