Deliberately Choose Happiness – March 4 Inspiration

Choose happiness. Deliberately. On this March 4th, deliberately choose to march forth (see what I did there?) into happiness and joy, and a more positive lifestyle. While things sometimes do happen TO us, usually because of circumstances beyond our control and because we have no control over other people, most of the time we are responsible for our own choices and the  consequences of those choices.

 

 

Here’s your inspirational thought for this first Friday in March…

 

“Happiness and joy do not come from the outside

but from within you.

They are the result of a conscious decision,

a deliberate choice–one we make each day.

There are many people living in bad situations

they would like to see changed.

But despite the challenges,

they choose to be happy and joyous.

You face that same choice every day of your life.

Either you choose to passively listen to the devil

and allow him to ruin your life and make you miserable,

or you choose to aggressively withstand him

so you can live in the fullness of life

God provided for you through His Son Jesus Christ.

Make the right choice and enjoy life like never before!”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

Life is certainly all about choices. It’s easy to blame others when things don’t go right, but quite often it all comes back to us and some choices we made. I know some days I actually talk out loud, giving myself a pep talk, telling myself to let go, get over it, ignore negativity, focus on positivity, or whatever applies for the day.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you make conscious, deliberate choices to be happy and positive?

Can you aggressively stand against negativity or evil intentions of  others when they come against you?

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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. I also believe that happiness is a choice we can choose to make everyday. It’s not something that will happen just like that. This is a good reminder to us all. And I needed something like this today.

  2. I agree, happiness is a choice. And sometimes it’s a hard choice when things aren’t going your way. But rather than wallow in the negativity or blame game (an easy trap to fall into), it’s so much better to gather your strength, courage and determination to be happy despite what’s going on. Nice post!
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  3. Absolutely! Life is all about choices and the decisions we make.Always do your best to make the right ones! Thanks for sharing such a motivational post!
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  4. Choosing happiness is sometimes easy and yet there are days where you just kind of want to curl up and cry. However I think we all need to make that conscious choice of being happy as much as we can.
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  5. I try to chose happiness when possible but sometimes I have to call on the Lord for help with finding the happiness. I give myself pep talks too
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  6. I have made deliberate conscious efforts to forgive. That is a deliberate effort to be happy. 🙂

  7. It’s important to always remember that you have control of the mood you’re in. Great advice!

  8. I read a quote once that I actually printed out and put on my wall for a reminder. It says life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. So I completely agree with your post. Sometimes we wake up in a foul mood and don’t know why. I think we have to look within and make an active decision to be happy.
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  9. I choose happiness everytime no matter how depressed and low I am I know that the only I can feel better is remove myself from the situation!
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  10. Yes we always have to choose happiness, that is the only thing that is up to us and nobody can take that from you

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