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Tim Ferriss

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M.J. Ryan

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Treat happiness as an action verb. Choose to be happy. No one can make the choice for you or do anything that can make you happy. It is all up to you and your choice.

srmary

We are created to be happy in this life and the next. However, happiness will not present itself to us with a large pretty shiny red bow. Even if it did, we would have to open it and decide that it was our gift, no mistake, and it was perfect for us, and we would have to decide to accept it and be happy with it.

All that happens is for a reason. We are meant to find our joy, our happiness hear on this earth. Happiness is more than a feeling. It is our choice, our recogniton of the gift given and even more of the giver of the gift.

Shared by srmary on 3/22/09
ChildofGod

I have learned that when you put people and material things in front of God, you can lose all of that. Put God first, for he will never abandon you like friends, family and careers will do.

lilliede81

Happiness is a gift we give to ourself. It is an active choice we make. No person. nothing outside of us, can give it or take it away. Regardless what is going on around us, we can choose to be happy, to delight in the joy of it! Having a positive outlook goes side by side with happiness. It also, is a choice.
What makes you happy?