Happiness – How to Use 3 Keys for a Thankful Heart to Unlock the Happy You?
Unlock the Door to a Happy You!
If you are currently an unhappy person, or a person that is unsatisfied and not in a state of well-being…
then you may just need to cultivate a thankful heart.
A key to being happy is learning to be a grateful, content, thankful person.
The good news is; happiness and thankfulness are both possible and they are both a choice. So regardless of previous negative life experiences you may have had, you can choose to change things moving forward.
These Keys for a Thankful Heart are Meant to Encourage and Get You Started:
1.) Choose to Be a Thankful Person.
If you want to be happy, then the first thing you need to do is choose to be. Once you make that choice, then comes the work. Yes, work. Like everything in life, there needs to be some action that follows our decisions.
Applying daily ‘thankfulness exercises’ to your routine, will soon make it a part of your lifestyle.
Tell yourself ‘I am a thankful person’. Start and end your day giving thanks. Always be mindful of the good in your life, including your relationships, and let that fill your thoughts.
Take inventory of all that you have to be thankful for and write it down. Writing it down will help impress it on your mind. You’ll also benefit by the law of attraction and start attracting to you what you are primarily thinking about.
2.) What is Your Perspective on Life?
You need to clearly define what happiness is to you. What makes one person happy isn’t necessarily the same for everyone. One person may be happy when they have clean water to drink and enough food to eat. Another person may be happy when they have three vehicles parked in the driveway.
Dealing with your perception will help you deal with your happiness. In order to gain a proper perspective, you need to change your thinking. As you become more grateful for all the blessings in your life, and obsess less over what you don’t have, you will begin to unlock the door to happiness.
3.) Giving Thanks is the Will of God.
A primary reason to be a thankful person is because God says so! We are told that it is the will of God that we give thanks in everything. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Note, we are NOT told to give thanks for everything, but in everything. Remain a thankful person in good times and bad times. Regardless of how trying life may be at times, you always have something to be thankful for.
I think you get the point. You can choose to be happy, and it is so much easier if you are a thankful person. Adjust your perspective. Learn to be content with where you are, and what you have now, as you move forward. God has given us so much to be thankful for. So let’s stay in His will and be a thankful people that cultivate true happiness.
May your life be full of true happiness and growing prosperity!
God bless you –
P.S. So what are you happy & thankful for today?
Sara Groves – “It’s Me” – New Music Video
Yes, Marriage Takes Work – But It Is Worth It!
Sara Groves’ new release “It’s Me” and commented about it on Tangle:
“Sometimes when Troy, my husband, and I are in the midst of a disagreement, one of us will say something that’s really sarcastic or just so overt. And being on the receiving end of that, it’s is like, “Honey, it’s me … Sara.” Or vice versa. We just forget who we’re talking to and the value of that person. For whatever reason, you cross that line where sensitivity and tenderness are discarded. You’d never talk to anyone else like that or treat someone else like that. Troy and I are working on that…” — Sara Groves
Healthy and satisfying marriages are what God intends and they are possible –
but they do take ongoing work along the way from each partner and –
require God’s help.
As someone who has been married and unfortunately divorced, I’ve been able to see marriage from different perspectives. Now as a single person, looking forward to marriage again, I realize the importance of each person not only going into the marriage committed – but staying committed.
A great marriage resource book I’ve been reading is “Love & Respect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. It has a simple but really powerful message about the ‘LOVE She Most Desires’ and the ‘RESPECT He Desperately Needs’.
The message in the book is also followed up with specific things each partner can do and say. Actually, this message of Love & Respect goes beyond marriage relationships, but is guaranteed to help your marriage. I highly recommend it!
Taking the time to personally develop some new skills goes a long way in living a more satisfying life!
God bless you – and may He strengthen all marriages, and heal all those that have been hurt from divorce –
“God is my strength and power: and He makes my way perfect.”
— 2 Samuel 22:33
With God nothing is impossible!
P.S. “Love & Respect” is available on Amazon and I see they also have “The Language of Love & Respect Workbook” by the same author.