Lots of adults have lost the innocence they had as baby. Many of them also got so spoiled in their life that they can not find happiness any more in the small things of life.
We should cherry each moment of the day that we can be alive and share our time with others.
Thought-provoking article “10 Things to Give up in Exchange for Happiness.”
Only about 10% will succeed in keeping New Year’s Resolution resolution.
Like to-do lists > never-ending.
We are image-conscious
It’s hard to please anyone when you’re completely helpless
Better replace gossip by words of hope and encouragement.
Give up spending money on what you don’t need in effort to buy happiness.
We would say also do not waste time nor spent money on unnecessary things and activities
Give up control.
Happiness is just another emotion = like all emotions subject to our circumstances.
For instance, sadness over the loss of a loved-one or other bad news, immediately destroys any happiness that we might have had.
Joy is “the source or cause of great happiness.”
- Hope for the future
- Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark
- Hope does not disappoint us
- Without God no purpose, no goal, no hope
- Be Strong (antoinettevdberg.wordpress.com)
Some consider it a trivial matter for a believer’s mind to be confused, swirling with doubts and fears, but God doesn’t think so. Our Master doesn’t want us to be fearful. Instead, he wants us to be without worry, doubt, and cowardice. Our Master doesn’t think as lightly about our unbelief as we do.
When we are in despair, we are suffering from a terrible illness which should be carried at once to the beloved Physician. Doubtfulness and discouragement is a disease, which can become an epidemic, spreading among the Lord’s flock. One downcast believer can influence twenty others, for better or worse.
- Happiness (magdalenaperks.wordpress.com)
There is no wrong in being happy, feeling grateful, or looking for joy. The real concern for Christians is that we displace our dependency on and faith in God while seeking these pleasures. While all measures of such positive emotions must be, in some way, a gift from God, we are concerned principally with receiving these graces directly from God, and not from our own selfish pursuits.
- Idle Gossip (focusedandfree.com)
The issue of gossip is repeatedly addressed in both the old and new testaments. The Scriptures make clear that “the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’” (Matthew 15:18).
A gossip is a person who spreads rumors or idle, fruitless tales. The apostle Paul described some of the early believers as “not only idle but gossips [tattlers, KJV] and busybodies” (1 Timothy 5:13). Jesus said, “For every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
- God’s Heart was Broken (butchdean.wordpress.com)
There are many lessons to be learned in these passages, but I wonder if we ever focus on…
“…and his heart was filled with pain.”
- An Innate Ability to Perceive (robertjrgraham.com)
Emotional intelligence, also known as EI, is the innate ability of a person to perceive, assess, and influence one’s own emotion and the emotions of other people around them. The term emotional intelligence itself originated with Dr. Wayne Payne 1985, but the term became popular with the book Emotional Intelligence, written by Daniel Goldman in 1995.
- Thought, Word, Deed (robertjrgraham.com)
Life is a creation, not a discovery. You do not live each day to discover what it holds for you, but to create it. You are creating your reality every minute, probably without knowing it.
From what I’ve observed, healthy babies, like my 6 month old grandson, are generally happy babies. It seems that we are created to be happy, so why are so why are many adults unhappy?
I recently read a thought-provoking article titled “10 Things to Give up in Exchange for Happiness.” The article wasn’t written from a Christian perspective, but I think everyone, regardless of their beliefs, would probably agree with the author’s following suggestions.
According to research, only about 10% of those who make just one New Year’s Resolution will succeed in keeping that resolution. I think the problem with the list is that the author is essentially asking us to make multiple resolutions in our pursuit of happiness. What are the odds?
Even if some strong-willed person succeeded in overcoming every one of these 10 happiness thieves, do you think they’d really be happy? My experience with battling…
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