Searching For Happiness…Stop looking in your neighbors yard ๐Ÿค”

Happy Thursday friends...are you 
looking for happiness in the wrong places...

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Weโ€™ve all heard the clichรฉ โ€˜The grass is always greener in our neighborโ€™s yardโ€™. What they donโ€™t tell you is that his grass still has to be mowed, watered, weeded, raked and fertilized.

The Buddha was the first to recognize that emotional pain can be just as real and debilitating as physical pain. Through careful observation he determined that people were good at spending time on their physical hygiene, but spent little or no time on mental hygiene. He believed that the key to finding happiness was in relieving oneโ€™s emotional suffering and that the best way to reduce this suffering was by controlling our emotions.

Just as a good mother watches where her children go, the wise man watches where his mind goes. One of the harmful emotions that the Buddha taught we need to watch is envy.

Envy is time spent wanting what our neighbor has instead of time spent enjoying what we have. Now itโ€™s true that when used properly envy can be a terrific motivator. The problem is that real envy — always wanting more and then discovering that more still isnโ€™t enough — is difficult to control.

The Buddha taught that the way to achieve happiness begins with turning negative thoughts in to positive ones. The successful landscaper knows that for his lawn to thrive it needs to be weeded and fertilized. The person seeking happiness can begin by following his example and weeding out any negative thoughts and then planting positive ones.

Many people believe that happiness is just a winning lottery ticket away, but true happiness is not based on how much we have, but on how little we need. Happiness is accepting, appreciating and enjoying what the world has to offer. True happiness can only be achieved if we spend more time weeding out envious thoughts rather than in trying to match or better our neighborโ€™s lawn.

Just because an elephant is the biggest doesnโ€™t mean heโ€™s also the best animal in the jungle.

Sometimes it is as simple as taking the time to look back at how far youโ€™ve come instead of always looking ahead to where you want to be. When was the last time you took a moment to pat yourself on the back for the things you have accomplished?

Besides, maybe your neighbor works harder at his yard than you do, or maybe heโ€™s just luckier. Is matching or bettering your neighborโ€™s accomplishments really that important? We all get to choose how we spend our time.

Stop looking at your neighborโ€™s yard and start enjoying your own, thatโ€™s what itโ€™s there for. Weed out the envy and youโ€™ll find your whole outlook improving.

Have an amazing day, try looking to yourself for the best way to love and treat yourself with respect ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Daily Reminder….๐Ÿ’ž

Good morning friends….๐Ÿ’ž

God forever works with you when you ask Him to and when you’ve faith that He is doing so. Then your prayer can’t fail. It is God who’s changing things and not you.

 

Regardless what the condition, how hard or how impossible you feel it might be, God will see you through.

Remember this: want in the heart for anything is Godโ€™s sure promise sent in advance to indicate that it’s yours already in the limitless realm of supply, and whatever you wish you may have for the taking.

 Have an awesome day ๐Ÿ’ž

Sunday Inspiration…๐Ÿ’ž

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When you amply understand that you’ve little control of the outside world, you then have 2 choices: you are able to choose to see yourself as a “poor-me” victim at the mercy of conditions or you are able to choose to develop the trust that, regardless what happens in your life or in the world, you’ll have the inner strength to produce something good from it all. Hopefully, you’ll choose the latter! You got this….๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’–

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Tuesday Tips….๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

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Sometimes you are so overwhelmed with endless work or studies, family and friends. You find that you donโ€™t have the time to do anything. So how exactly, do you organize your life and create more hours in a day?

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพGet yourself a planner!

Write down everything that you need, your groceries list, your phone, your appointment dates. Write everything down inside there. Then in your planner, make a to-do list for your day. Donโ€™t make a list that you canโ€™t achieve. Like for instance, you would like to complete a paper by today. That is impossible isnโ€™t it? Break your large tasks into small actionable tasks. Then make a to-do list for the week. This is an extension of your daily list. What you canโ€™t do today, you can do tomorrow for that week.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพBe effective with your activities!

Do all your shopping at one go. Donโ€™t go to the store to buy your milk now, then in the evening, drop by to buy toilet paper. You are wasting your time. Compile a shopping list and do all your shopping at one go. Another example will be to pay your bills all at one time instead of paying them at different times.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพMulti task

Do you have to wait at the dentist for an appointment and at the same time you have to write that important paper? So whilst you are waiting for the dentist, bring your piece of paper and brainstorm about the ideas you use to write in your paper. Load the washing machine and whilst waiting for it, send some emails, or do your calls.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพAssign a time frame

Set a timeframe for your tasks each day. Give a time slot for each item and plan your day properly. For example, you have to go to the dentists at 11 and you also have to buy groceries. So while you are out of the house, put your groceries shopping at 10 in the morning and then you can go to the dentist after that. Then you can go straight away home. You are saving time and saving on fuel too instead of two trips out of the house.

So what are you waiting for? Get your life organized and you will find that you have more hours in a day to do everything!

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Morning Prayer…

Father, I ask You for a fresh vision for what breakthrough will look like in my life. Help me to pursue healing while I wait for my miracle. Show me how to rest right in the middle of the storm. Help me to enjoy the feast You prepare for me, right in the middle of the battlefield. I want my whole life to testify that thereโ€™s a God in heaven who knows my name and who will get me safely home. Fill me afresh with the wonder of Your love and power. I am determined to win this battle with anxiety. Help me to discern when to rest, when to feast, and how to actively engage my faith as I wait for You to breakthrough. May my life display Your power. Do the impossible in and through me, I pray. Amen.

Have a Terrific Tuesday friends….โ˜บ๏ธ

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Good Morning…Start Your Day in Prayer

Lord, I donโ€™t know what lay before me today, but I commit it all to you. Please give me strength and courage to get through the joys, challenges and happenings of the day. I thank you for my life and for all that I have; I commit this day to you. No matter what happens, I know you have me in the palm of your hand. In Jesusโ€™ name I pray, amen.

“Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way. And give me courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” –

Have an awesome day friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Your Morning Prayer….

Good morning friends, if you are suffering from feeling like you don’t have the confidence to conquer the day…repeat this little prayer!!!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

You have commanded me to be strong and courageous. You have told me not to be afraid; not to be discouraged, for you are always with me wherever I go. Remind me of this when I feel disheartened about my ability to complete the tasks that you’ve set for me and to become the person you want me to be.

Amen.

Have a Terrific Tuesday ๐Ÿ’“

Pursuit of Happiness๐Ÿ˜Š

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โ—พ๏ธMost humans spend their entire life in pursuit of happiness, but many never

stand a chance of finding true happiness. So what is the reason that so many people are not happy?

What is the secret to happiness?

There are actually three

important roadblocks to our personal happiness.

โœ”๏ธThe first, and most critical, hurdle to finding true happiness is that we do not

know ourselves. The real secret to happiness is knowing what is important to you personally.

The simple truth is that there is not one universal path to happiness because every person is different and has different dreams and needs.

While for one person creating something might be the path to happiness for another person it might be nurturing others. However, we are too often focused on the wrong goals because we listen to popular culture or other people. If we spend the time and energy to really concentrate on our dreams, and shut out the

distractions, then we can find the key to unlocking our own happiness.

โœ”๏ธAnother roadblock in our pursuit of happiness is giving too much power to things that do not matter. I have a friend who obsesses over having a clean house and making sure her family is clean and neat whenever they leave home. (Me)๐Ÿ˜ƒ

She gripes about how much time these obsessions take away from her time with her family. I am the opposite. While I do wish my house was cleaner I decided when my son was

born that when I was old I would not look back and regret having a messy house but that I would regret not spending time with my child. While cleaning is on my priority list, it always falls below my child and when he is old and gray I am confident he will remember that as well as I do. Too often we spend a lot of time and energy focused on things that do not matter in the long run. Letting the dishes sit in the sink one night while you play a game with your child or pursue a hobby you love will contribute more to your happiness than making sure

you do those dishes and then missing out on the life you love.

โœ”๏ธThe final critical element that blocks true happiness for many people is not

giving the things that make us happy enough weight in our life. Too often we

dwell on the things we do not have–the bigger house, the newer car, the better job–rather than what we already have that makes us happy–the significant relationships, the happy home, the rewarding career. The next time you feel unhappy make a list of all that is going right in your life. Chances are that list is a lot longer than you thought and simply reviewing it will make you feel better.

The pursuit of happiness should be a lifelong journey but the path to finding

true happiness can be rewarding and enjoyable if we remember to know ourselves, let go of the things that do not matter, and remember the things that do.

Olivia

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