Sunday, January 6, 2013


Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
- Mildred Bathel

Happiness is an emotion that flows freely from me now a days .  I have chosen happiness. I've made a conscious choice to be happy.  In my mind I relived the moments when I was the happiest.  I went back to when  I was a child. 

What makes me happy? 

What made me happy as a child?

Why do we as adults forget to do the things that made us happy as children?

We focus on success, status and money thinking that those things will bring forth happiness. Happiness is internal.  Yes, you can have success, status and money and be happy but you also don't need those things to make you happy.  Happiness comes from within.  I've seen people in what some would think to be the worst circumstances: homelessness, divorce, uemployment to radiate so much happiness then the one who thinks they have it all with materialistic things.

I believe happiness is a choice. You can always find something positive in what appears to be a negative situation.  I have done so.  I have changed the way I process my thoughts.  I have grown.  Sure you can have moments of sadness or loneliness but let them be just that...Moments.  I believe that what brings forth happiness is gratitude in all things.  

Simplicity,family, writing, laughter, reading, nature, photography and my love for doing for others is what inspires me to remain happy.  These are the same things that made me happy as a child.

What makes you Happy?

Do it.  Make a choice to be happy.


  1. Wow, Lori. This is exactly what I needed to hear. That happiness isn't solely about the tangible side of the world refilling the joy in our spirits but rather how we can change our beliefs about ourselves internally and become more vulnerable to love and open to gratitude for all that we already have. Seeking completion in an already perfect body, mind and soul is a trap. We are perfection, the endless source to happiness. Thank you.

  2. I believe a lot of things/memories/ thoughts can make you happy....but true joy comes from knowing God and having a relationship with him bringing Him glory, you find true joy/happiness. By being in His word and living it out...only then do you find that, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us...Ephesians 3:20. Only then do we see how much more amazing Gods plan is for our lives than our plans or dreams.....if we just choose to follow Him....even beyond our own understanding.

    1. Its a truth that I came to realize in my just let go...and let God...and I have been amazed at the joy that has come over me...with out me even trying, just by me drawing closer to God. And I still thank God for you..for the work He did in you to just simply invite me to are always in my prayers.

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