As I sat pondering over life in general and its outcomes a short while ago something became very obvious to me. It is that there are many unhappy lives and of course, unhappy faces in the world today as a result of people’s experiences and subsequently their thought lives.
I reasoned that if much unhappiness is as a result of one’s thought life then it’s plausible to assume that happiness can be achieved the same way.
So this fine day, if you have been prone to thinking unhappy thoughts about the way life has treated you or how you have treated life, ha! I’d like to give you 5 ways to think happy.
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1) Be happy that you are alive!
Your being here today is not your doing. Shout Halleluyah! You are alive. Do you know how many people have passed away within the last hour not to talk of the last day? If you can’t be glad that you have life right now, you’ll have a tough time finding a better reason to be. When you wake up in the morning, don’t just jump off the bed as if something is after you, give God praise that you are alive and healthy. I hear you mumbling, “well, I’ve got aches and pains” and I say, you are not laid up in hospital are you? Be happy!
2) Believe that tomorrow will be better.
As a man thinks so is he. When you think a thought long enough it becomes a truth to you and you will ultimately become what you believe. It’s very easy to know when someone does not think wholesome thoughts about themselves, it just shows in the way they carry themselves. If your thoughts and beliefs are pure, positive and empowering, great things will start happening for you, as your actions, habits and daily routines will be a reflection of these thoughts and beliefs.
3) Re-assure yourself that every step taken is worth it.
Every life experience is accompanied by strength, courage and confidence. The person you are now is as a result of the steps you’ve taken and your experiences in life, for without these experiences you would be an empty book. Even when you fail in your attempt to do good, try, try and try again. Hold your head up high with hope and determination. Remember always that the Lord is on your side.
4) Enjoy the beauty of small things.
Do you remember how you used to see things when you were a child? Even the smallest rose looked so beautiful; it felt so good to be outside with the wind blowing in your face. What I’m saying is this, take the time to enjoy the garden (the World) God has placed you in even in the midst of surrounding storms and danger. He is still able to protect and keep you as you rely on Him.
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5) Feel good about you.
Yes, I said it. Contrary to what you may have been told, it’s important that you feel good about yourself, have confidence in your abilities and what God can do through you. You can neither be happy nor effective without a humble and reasonable confidence. Don’t compare yourself to others; you are not supposed to be a copy of someone else so there is no basis for comparison. So feel good about you.
The last thing I want to say here is, embrace change; don’t remain in a doldrum of unhappy situations refusing to forget the past and all your misdeeds. Don’t even focus too much on the present, forge towards your future, I know I am.
Thanks for staying attentive as always and I sincerely hope this helps you as it helps me.
Bye for now, have an awesome week.