Tag Archives: happiness

Nothing Exciting Happens on Most Days: A Message on Happiness and Meaning (Soul. Musings. 03/26/17)

People have long debated the question of what is happiness? We often use the term “happiness” as a catch-all to describe a range of emotions from excitement to contentment and every positive feeling in between. Over the last several years, … Continue reading

If You Were a Tree You’d Have Roots; Instead You’re a Human with Feet (A Message on Moving On) (Soul. Musings. 01/31/17)

Many times, we settle for where we are and for what we have because we think it is safe. We are ruled by the idea of staying because we are afraid of what it will feel like and actually be … Continue reading

SATISFACTION (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/08/17)

Too many people look for satisfaction in things, people, and events. People and things are often used as tools to gain happiness and fulfillment. But these are very weak tools. If you want to be satisfied, find out from God … Continue reading

What Decides Your Happiness (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/20/16)

The motives, intentions, and actions of other people cannot be the deciding factor in whether you have a happy life. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Happy and Grateful (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/17/16)

Be happy. Be grateful. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Happiness Journey (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/16/16)

Happiness is not a destination; it’s the journey. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Take the Highway, Not the Back Road (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 343)

Philippians 3:7 (NLT) I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. You have probably heard stories before of people who seemed to have it all. They had money, power, … Continue reading

8 Habits of Happy Folks (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 340)

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” — Ashley Montagu “The pursuit of happiness” isn’t just words engraved into the Declaration of Independence. It’s the … Continue reading

Doing Right Leads to Happiness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 340)

Philippians 1:18 (NLT) But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. Happiness is not determined by what other people … Continue reading

Losing It All While Hanging On (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 333)

Mark 8:35 (NLT) If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. Too many … Continue reading

Grateful For Every Moment (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/23/16)

When we are grateful for every moment in our lives, no matter what it is, we begin to feel happiness and overwhelming joy. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

6 Ways to Redirect Your Life to Happiness (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 314)

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” — Margaret Lee Runbeck Many people make tremendous strides in life to reach or obtain a certain level of happiness. Some people leave a corporate job while … Continue reading

3 More Ways to Stop Disappointing Yourself with People (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 312)

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” — Bruce Lee Some of the biggest moments of anxiety and distress come from putting our hope in … Continue reading

How Serving Results In Happiness (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 309)

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, … Continue reading

Generosity in Exchange for Happiness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 296)

Acts 20:35b (NLT) You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ How do you define happiness? Some people define happiness by how much money they have, how big their house … Continue reading

3 Extra Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 283)

“All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.” — William James You’ve probably heard that your good habits outweigh your bad ones and that idea makes sense. The truth is, however, that … Continue reading

Smile First and Then the Sweat (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 248)

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” — Beyonce Knowles Work, by definition, is hard. Very, very hard. After all, it is a curse. It was never meant to be so tedious, laborious, or painfully egregious. But yet … Continue reading

3 Extra Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 222)

“Failing to understand the workings of one’s own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness.” — Marcus Aurelius The mind is the thinking tool that you use for many different things every second of every single day. Whether you know … Continue reading

3 Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 219)

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” — Frank McCourt Many of us spend a good deal of time and a good amount of energy and even money taking care of our … Continue reading

No One Else Is Living Your Dream (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 216)

“One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.” — Archibald Rutledge We’ve been taught that envy and jealousy are destructive attitudes to have. The truth is, they … Continue reading