Many of us are looking and searching for happiness.
We want to be happy. We look to other people, things, the newest gadgets, a new house, a new car, etc.
Many individuals seek personal coaches, gurus, and other programs to “find” happiness. Some of those people even spend a hefty amount to locate this elusive thing we call “happiness.”
But the answer is simple. Finding happiness isn’t elusive at all. Happiness can be found when we look at things differently.
We tell ourselves that we will be happy when we lose x number of pounds, when we finally get married, when we find that special someone, we have been looking for such a long time, when we have a family, when we get rich, etc.
We tell ourselves when this particular event happens, then we will be delighted, but is that true? And we have to think about when exactly will that event take place in our lives?
Life is too short to put off genuinely being happy and content.
Now here is the very simple solution.
Be thankful. Wow! Yep, short and sweet.
See, being thankful changes your attitude, changes how you see things, and invites new possibilities into your life.
Being thankful opens your eyes to see all the beauty around you.
Now there has to be something in your life to be thankful for. Today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are celebrating being thankful.
Let that thankfulness continue on tomorrow, next week, next month, and throughout the year.
If you think that this is too simple to work, then experiment with it. Try being thankful for a week and see what happens.
Find that one thing in your life to be thankful for and focus on that. When you start there, you will begin to see other things to be grateful for that you never realized before.
See, God’s word tells us in Phil 4:6 to not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Today, decide to be happy by being thankful.
I pray that your Thanksgiving a safe, blessed, and most of all, full of happiness.
God bless you.