Feb. 10, 2022

YOUR HAPPINESS--YOUR WAY.

 

DON"T LET OTHERS DECIDE YOUR HAPPINESS. YOU CAN MAKE EVERY DAY—BEAUTIFUL—BY USING YOUR VERY-OWN STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION.

MAKE TODAY... WONDERFUL! IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU. THINK ABOUT TODAY AS A UNIQUE ADVENTURE.

TODAY, DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. DO SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON YOUR TO-DO LIST...LIKE FINDING A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO SIT AND JUST "REMEMBER".  CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK ABOUT A PLEASANT MEMORY FROM YOUR PAST THEN"RELIVE" IT.  DARE TO LAUGH-OUT-LOUD OR CRY IF YOU NEED TO.

 LOVE THE REMEMBERED MOMENTS. NEVER FORGET WHY THEY WERE MEMORABLE AND WORTH REMEMBERING.

THINK BACK AND REMEMBER SOMEONE WHO ONCE LOVED YOU, SOMEONE WHO IS NO LONGER IN YOUR LIFE--SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL OR HANDSOME AND UNIQUELY -SPECIAL. PICTURE THAT "SOMEONE" AND SMILE.  SAY "THANK YOU" TO THAT PERSON--OUT-LOUD.  DARE TO SHARE YOUR HEART AS IF THAT PERSON WERE RIGHT-THERE-- BESIDE YOU.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, TAKE TIME TODAY TO SAY "THANK YOU" TO GOD.  HONOR HIM BY SINGING YOUR FAVORITE SONG OR HYMN OR REMEMBERING YOUR FAVORITE PRAYER OR SCRIPTURE.

GOD DOESN'T CARE IF YOU SING OR TALK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL.  GOD ONLY CARES THAT YOU LOVE HIM---IN WORD, DEED, AND SONG.  SING AND TALK OUT-LOUD TO GOD--- LIKE A CHILD-- HAPPY AND FEARLESS--AND PROUD TO BE ONE OF GOD'S CHILDREN.

EARLY THIS MORNING, WALKING ALONG THE SPILLWAY TRAIL WITH BIG DOG- CUBBY DOG--I FOUND MYSELF SINGING "JESUS LOVES ME" AND IT FELT SO- RIGHT. GOD WAS LISTENING BECAUSE--- HE WALKS WITH ME, TOO.

WITH FEWER DAYS IN FRONT OF ME-- THAN BEHIND ME-- I'VE LEARNED TO STOP PEOPLE FROM INTERFERING WITH MY HAPPINESS. EVERYDAY, I CONCENTRATE ON KEEPING MY LIFE STATIC--FREE FROM MAN-MADE STRESS. I REFUSE TO LET ANYONE DESTROY MY HAPPINESS.

SIMPLE PLEASURES-- LIKE SPOTTING A DEER IN THE WOODS, SHARING THE HIKING TRAILS WITH SQUIRRELS, POSSUMS, BIRDS, AND ALL OF NATURE"S CREATIVE DESIGNS---REMINDS ME THAT LOVING ALL GOD'S CREATIONS IS A GIFT AND--IT'S FREE. WE ARE SURROUNDED BY ENDLESS BLESSINGS THAT ARE FREE--TO ALL OF US--WHEN WE TAKE TIME TO ENJOY THEM.

BUT--I WARN YOU--TO STAY CAUTIOUS AND ALWAYS ALERT. NEVER ALLOW HUMANS TO CONTROL YOUR TODAYS--TOMORROWS--- YOUR HAPPINESS---OR YOUR LIFE.

I'VE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO HAVE LEARNED ONE ABSOLUTE TRUTH: HUMANS CAN/WILL BREAK YOUR HEART, RUIN YOUR LIFE THEN--PRESENT YOU WITH A "BILL" FOR THEIR SERVICES.

SIMPLY, SALLY