No Expiration Date On Happiness

Last Update: January 10, 2022


I love what Abraham Lincoln once said. He said that "It has been my observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Here is our challenge, will we be able to make up our minds to be as happy this year as we can, regardless of our circumstances?

If not, will we then make up our minds not to be unhappy this 2022? Remember life and happiness should not be primarily based on our possessions and fat bank accounts as important as they are.

Our happiness should not have expiring dates. It shouldn't be seasonal. For instance, waiting for another November, December, and January month to celebrate ... I hope you understand what I mean or what these months significantly mean?

Now, let us examine the following thoughts to help us to take some happy vitamins if you will, in challenging times like this. We need a solid body, mind, and spirit to function effectively. And if we allow our minds to be cast down, stressed, and overwhelmed or experience burnout, we will lose the energy and our internal motivation.

I'm sharing this based on my own experience. Friends, life is unpredictable. It is full of both positive and negative surprises. I'm glad that we all can agree with me on this. This is not being negative. It is a fact.

Some Important Tips to Consider

To have happiness, adopt the Golden Rule, or the law of sowing and reaping.

Make yourself happy by making others happy intentionally.

Seeking happiness in any relationship or stage in life with no intention to bring happiness to someone else, will be elusive. I have people with that kind of mindset. It is selfishness.

The best place to start giving and receiving happiness is our families, all things being equal. I mean if it is possible. We have to do all we can to motivate each other to be happy. Because genuine happiness can be contagious likewise unhappiness.

Finally, try to be sensitive to your own reactions and to the reactions of others.

Proverbs 17:22, says this, "A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones:"

Be happy, you're loved!

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Kyle Premium Plus
Love this post and wishing you a brilliant 2022 ahead Sarah!
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favorme Premium
Hi Kyle, great to hear your kind comment on this post. Greatly appreciate it!
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Zoopie Premium
I must have a cheerful heart as I do have rude health. Why I am so healthy, I never know. That must be it.
Thanks
Stephen
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favorme Premium
Stephen, great to hear your feedback. Love it. I believe that must be it too.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Very true words, indeed, Sarah! I'm happy to be alive! My situation is not where I want it to be, but I am still happy and do my best to help others feel that way!

Jeff😁
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favorme Premium
Jeff, it is a great treasure, that needs protecting; to retain a happy attitude regardless of the challenging circumstances one faces, is priceless.

No wonder Paul instructed the Philippians, to rejoice always... Cherish this unique ability to be happy in every situation. I covet it.
Thanks so much for your candid comment as always.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thanks, Sarah! This is not to say that I have those occasional moments that I am disgruntled, but now, for the most part, those are things of the past, my friend!

I am very happy just to wake up to each new day that God has chosen to give me!

Have a nice evening, my friend!

Jeff
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favorme Premium
Jeff, I just want to say, keep that which you have - that attitude of gratitude.
Thanks Jeff!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thank you for your kindness, Sarah! I will always do my best to keep that!

Jeff
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MYJones Premium
"It is full of both positive and negative surprises. I'm glad that we all can agree with me on this. This is not being negative. It is a fact."

No ma'am, this is definitely not being negative; it's being practical, and as you say, fact.

It's important to be factual with yourself so that you can proceed on solid ground. If it's not factual, you proceed on shaky ground, and this can be very risky.

I appreciate your words of wisdom, Sarah :-)

Margaret
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favorme Premium
Thanks so much, Margaret for your kind comment. I greatly appreciate it.
Have a wonderful week!
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MYJones Premium
It's my pleasure, Sarah, and I wish the same to you :-)
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favorme Premium
Thanks so much, Margaret.
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