What is happiness? What is it that makes a person happy or unhappy?
We’ve all known people that no matter what is going on in their lives, they can find something positive to focus on. Thankfully, because of my faith, I tend to be one of those people!
Likewise, there are others that no matter what good is in their lives, they find something to be unhappy about and complain. They are never happy.
Happiness, my friends, is a choice. You can choose to be happy or unhappy. You can choose to focus on the positive things in your life, or the negative.
Is it always easy? I’d be lying if I said it was. I have had times in my life where my family’s situation was dire. However, during those times, I prayed and asked God to help us and you know what? He always does. Always. No matter how bad things looked at the time, I trusted that He would bring us through and He did.
I was recently doing a temp job before the holidays to make some extra money and as I would drive to and from work, I was listening to the audible version of “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.”
I’ve read that book more times than I can count and I’ve now listened through it twice during my commute.
In it, they mention having your talisman pointed to PMA or NMA. What are PMA and NMA? A Positive Mental Attitude and a Negative Mental Attitude. It is your choice which way you want that talisman to point and the authors give great examples as to how your choices direct your life.
Another book that I have read more times than I could possibly count is “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. As a matter of fact, I’m reading it again right now.
I always want to encourage you to look for the good in your life, have a purpose and follow that purpose wherever it may lead.
You only get one life. You should live it with a grateful and abundant heart doing what makes you happy.