It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 23, Book 20

Happiness is a habit.

Author Unknown

September 23rd -Choose to be happy

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Happiness isnt a destination, it’s a habit.  Its what we do everyday to make life awesome. Like a river shapes land; the more we think and feel a certain way, the deeper the river channel becomes and the more we are to think and feel the same way in the future.

Happiness simply means finding joy in the moment, regardless of what you have or are doing.  Everybody possesses the capability to choose happiness because ever attitude we have is  a choice.

When we focus on the good in life our minds  open to the ideas and opportunities that will help us to be more productive, effective and successful in life.

Exercise your brain for happiness every day and over time youll train it for happiness and long term success.  Youll have experiences of gratitude, gladness, moderation,, accomplishment and successful feelings in your life.   When you are happy within , that energy ripples out far beyond your physical body, affecting others around you.  

A happy life and happy thoughts go hand in hand, you cant have one without the other.  Negative thoughts inevitably show up but you dont have to give into them.  Reinforce your happy thoughts.  Look at the bright side of things.  Stay focused on the positive side of life.  Life becomes a lot simpler when we simplify our thoughts and realize we must strive to maintain happiness if we want to thrive during our time on Earth.

Attitude is a choice.  Happiness is a choice.  Optimism is a choice.  Kindness is a choice.  Respect is a choice.  Whatever choice you make makes you.  Choose wisely.

Roy T. Bennett


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing the makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about - Dale Carnegie

Chatty Crone said...

Whatever consumes your mind - controls your life!

jack69 said...

I try to think about positive possibilities. Right now I am fighting the idea of a few negative thoughts. I am exercising my brain now hoping for some good results. I have decided to hold onto this old Dell computer until I get the oe back that my grandson has fixed. Working on getting it down here. LOL
Love ya
Sherry & jack (enjoyed the read!)

Martha said...

I love the last quote! Thinking happy thoughts today :)

Mevely317 said...

Love the analogy of the river shaping the land. Last year's Bible study focus was 'Putting on the Armor of God" -- but now I'm thinking we could add, 'Putting on the Armor of Positivity.'

Susie said...

I worked with a girl named Barb...she was happy everyday. I asked her, "are you always so happy?" She said, "No, but I make myself be happy and before you know it, I am happy " She had a good sense of humor and was always saying hi to everyone...I think that helped her, she was kind. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

betty said...

I like the thought of exercising happy thoughts. It is so easy to get wrapped around other thoughts and then cause stress, but happy thoughts always produce happiness so that seems the logical thing to do to have happy thoughts! I'm going to try it!



love that line that happiness is an inside job. so true.