Finding My Happiness

Being happy with where I'm at is hard for me. I'm always looking for the next thing, the next opportunity, the next weekend... always something. Whenever it arrives, I can't help but search for another thing to focus on worry about until it happens... and then, it does, and the cycle starts all over again.

This cycle leads me to a lot of grief, needless anxieties and countless "what ifs?" I get my hopes up for plans, and then life happens, and those plans I was so excited about don't pan out as I thought they would, leading to a lot of grief and unhappiness. The holidays are no exception.

With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, and Christmas right around the corner, I have to stop and remind myself to enjoy the moment. If there's anything 2017 has taught me, it's to be content with what I have, who I am and where I am. Things can change so quickly that I need to count my blessings each day that I have them. Sometimes, it's so easy to get caught up in the idea of where I should be that I miss all the fun of where I am right now. 

Choosing to embrace contentment not only yields happiness, but also gives me the freedom to focus on things that matter most. Jesus has been really good to me through some tough times earlier this year, and complaining about minor inconveniences during the day isn't a good way to show how grateful I am for his love through it all. Instead, this holiday season, I'm choosing to be thankful, mindful and above all joyful for where I'm at in my life at this point.

It's okay to look ahead and be excited for things to come (like my birthday next month!!!), but it's also important to be happy now. Be content with this moment, right now, and find happiness where you are. Some days, it's harder to find, but making a choice to be content will make a huge difference in your life. That thing you want oh so badly to happen isn't going to make you happy. Maybe for a minute, but it's fleeting. You are the only one who can wake up and choose to embrace happiness every day. Make it count!

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  1. Love your positivity and how you're turning the negatives around. Hope you have a happy day! :)


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