Something Else Will Make Me Happy
I know for myself I have always said this at instances in my life. I have depended on something so I can be happy. I now realize that is the wrong way to view happiness and life.
Let me ask you: Have you ever made your happiness dependent on something?
When I was teenager I’d say, when I become an adult I will be happier with myself. Then as I became an adult, if I get financially stable I will be happier. If I have a nicer car I would be happier. You get the idea, because I promise I have relied on a lot of other things to make me happy.
That is the problem!!
I have relied on so many things to make me happy, but I NEVER once looked in the mirror and said, “Christina how can you make yourself happy.” Essentially that is where we need to start because if I wanted to be happier or have a better life it was up to me. Crazy right? It is up to us to be happy and to have a good life. Yes, it bears repeating because we forget that it is up to us. I want happiness for myself, my family, my friends and for you. Does that mean we will live a worry-free life and not struggle at times? No, because life isn’t perfect. It does mean we will have the roots already set to hold us up and that is our faith. I may not attend church every Sunday but that doesn't mean I lack in my faith. With that being said I don't claim to be a perfect Christian either, because I'm not.
This week, let’s focus on how we can make us happy. What can we do to change our perspective on life and happiness? Not material things. Let’s dig a bit deeper than that and plant those roots.