Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happiness

The definition of "happy", according to Dictionary.com, is delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing, characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy, favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky, apt or felicitous, as actions, utterances, or ideas, obsessed by or quick to use the item indicated. Lately, I've been noticing that people haven't been living up to their highest happy potential.

When things around us are falling apart, we still have the agency to chose how we react to situations and circumstances--we CHOOSE to be happy or not. Though things in life are less then idealistic, you can still have faith that you're going to get through your trials.

The leaders of the Young Women organization in the church recommend three things you can do daily to help strengthen you, but also help you strengthen those around you:
1. Pray
2. Read your scriptures
3. Smile

I know that you may think that these things don't help pay your bills, cure you or family members from their illnesses, have a successful business, be accepted at school, make your parents give you more freedom, move to a new place, or make new friends. However, if you just try these things everyday, I know that you will find yourself happier. I know this is true because it really does work!

"and whoso trusteth the Lord, happy is he."
-Proverbs 16:20

With March 3rd being "I Want You To Be Happy" Day, I want just that: be happy. Worry about your problems on the day before or the day after, but on this day, try your hardest to be happy and have a positive attitude.

3 comments:

KC Mom said...

Good advice! March 3rd is a great day to be Happy!

Natalie said...

Sounds good. March 3rd= Happy, Happy, Happy! :)

KC Mom said...

Not to mention...you make me happy. ♥