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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 3, Book 19

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. 

James M. Barrie

July 3rd - Smile and count your blessings, it will make you happier

Happy people roll with the punches.  They know from experience that everything changes.  Today’s good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today’s crises may turn out to be tomorrow’s good fortune.

Author Unknown

Happiness is our highest well being.  It is peace and gentleness and lightheartedness. It is being thankful for all of the little special things which happen around us and to us every day.  To be happy is to be able to get a perspective when things look dark and you start to lose hope.  Happiness is looking for the gifts which are always there, even when they seem hidden.

Happiness doesnt always come from some big, obvious monent.  Sometimes its the little things that mean the most. Happiness can not be found in material things. Happiness is a choice.

If you count on people or things to make you happy, you will be disappointed.  It’s up to each of us to decide for ourselves if we will be happy.  We can choose to be grateful for everything we have and to know that that everything we don’t have, we don’t need.

It’s easy to sit in our misery and feel sorry for ourselves. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that worrying about something will change it. It’s all a matter of choice.  

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.

Author Unknown


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

Have the courage to choose happiness...

jack69 said...

This entry fits us yesterday on our trip. We started 'griping' about the latest mishap with the coach. When we realized it was a downer, we started counting our blessings and things began to look up. WE have so much to be thankful for, NOT THE LEAST of which is our having each other and health. Yes, this is a timely entry. THANKS!
Sherry & jack

betty said...

So true that happiness is a choice and others will not make us happy. We have to find our own happiness and try to find it even in the midst of the toughest circumstances.


Chatty Crone said...

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

This is what I am trying to teach Andy!

Mevely317 said...

Like I told Jack, I wish he (and you) could come have a 'talk' with my Tom. I know my own attitude has improved dramatically since knowing you. Keep it up! :)

NanaDiana said...

I do believe a person can choose to be happy even in some situations that are not conducive to happiness. Sometimes we have to make some hard life changes to be happy and I do believe that God wants us to find peace, serenity and happiness in this world we live in.
Blessings- what a beautiful post. xo Diana