Are You Happy With Your Present Life? If Not, What Would it Take For You to Feel Happy and Content?
Life is wonderful. I may not have a steady job but God gives us all that we need.
Happiness is a choice; a conscious choice. When we give the things around us, including people, authority over our choice to be happy, then we've given up the one fundamental right that defines who we are as individuals; our free will.
I make it my business to claim happiness. Everyday may not be a parade, but in this life we can only learn and grown from those things that knock us down and force us to answer the question, "what kind of person will I be today?"
If we are not happy and content with who we are at this very moment, it begs the question, will we ever be happy with anything else.
I agree with the comments above. If we did not go through trials, disappointments and set back then we would never even know what the true meaning of happiness was anyway! When things are bad, remember they will get better!
It's wonderful to say that you are content or happy no matter what the circumstance and it probably is a wise and self-less way of living. At this stage in my life, however, I can't say that. It would take money, yes I said it - MONEY to make me feel truly content and happy - money so that I didn't have to consider going back, at 67 when my bones ache and my face looks like Mt. Rushmore, to work in a field that consumes a person, i.e. teaching. It would take money so my husband could retire and not travel 2 hours EACH way on the train for the job he needed to take after being laid off in 2007. It would take money for my small software business to make a profit at least one year, or to get the children's ebook I wrote, in print form. It would take money to get that little ebook in interactive form for the iphone and mobile devices. It would take money to continue with dental work I need and money to not have that pit-in-the-stomach feeling when we have .42 cents in the bank at the end of the month. It would take money to make me feel happy so I could help our adult children who also are living from paycheck to paycheck. I'd feel content if for once, I could buy one of those really nice perfumes that women buy at Macy's. I would feel happy if all my clothes didn't come from Goodwill and if I could splurge and get some edging for my little garden on my patio. Most of all, I would feel happy and content if I could have enough money to send to a 40 year old quadraplegic former student of mine who was shot when he was 17 in a drive-by shooting and who calls me from MN when he's depressed because he can't get to the refrigerator at night when his Personal Care Attendants are gone. I'd feel happy if I had money to pay for him to fly to California and if could take him to sit on the beach in the sun, away from the cold. I'd be ecstatic if I could buy him a little condo here so he could open the door and be outside. So no, I'm not happy and content. I'm frustrated with the lack of money that prevents me from obtaining my dreams and reaching my true potential. And yes, money would be the factor that would make me happier and much more content. When I see the news of the death of Marie Colvin, war time journalist who died in Syria today, a person who has reported the atrocities of war to us so we can be moved to intervene, do I feel ashamed to write this? I do. But there it is - you asked, I answered.
No I am currently not happy with my life. Maybe if I had a job or had the money to go to college. Its very hard find to anything in this city without a job I just life could be a little bit easier.
This is a realy pearsonal qushtion as of right now I feel I have come along way from were I use to be I wouldnt change a thing in my past because it made me who I am today. Would I like to be more succesfull sure I would who wouldnt but I have experinced alot of pain and growth and for that Im thankfull!
I'm learning a lot about happiness this year. I guess I had to be taken all the way down to the bottom to really appreciate things I had and things I didn't see. Now I realize how much I really do have and that makes me happy. And I also realize the part I played/play in creating my own happiness. I can choose to curse and cry over the things I wish I had or I can put all that energy into doing something productive, which makes me happy, and while I'm doing that, enjoy the things that do come along. For me, I realized embracing change is important. Also, that an effort or will is required to focus myself where I can be productive. Not saying I always succeed but in the moments when I want that happiness again, I set my feet and mind toward the places where I know I'll find the stuff I need and the tools to work with to keep me going ... a little longer next time, and then each time ahead. Guess it's a matter of perspective too. I know the things I need will come, because they always have in the past. And though it's really easy to get caught up in the things that are frustrating and missing, if I want more of those happy moments, I have to keep thinking of them and how they make me feel. I'm learning. And that makes me happy. Great question. Thanks (and blessings, BTW).
Happiness comes from within. Have you ever heard the saying, "God don't make no junk"? Well we are all unique, wonderful creatures. As soon as one believes that they are special, the journey to true joy begins.
Love given and received is another way to true happiness. Love for another human or even a pet can add to your well being. That is actually a proven scientific fact.
A healthy lifestyle is essential for the endorphin release in the human brain. That results in a natural high. Eating healthy foods and getting plenty of rest and exercise will help you. Meditation and prayer also help ease the mind.
Last but not least, laughter is the best medicine. Dance,play games, watch funny movies, develop your own sense of humor, and laugh, laugh, laugh!
This is a question I have pondered many a time. The more I think about it, the happier I am with my life because I start to realize that I really cannot complain. I am a college student, my parents still support me, and I have many friends. I feel like taking a focus on the things we are blessed to have instead of the things we want can help bring happiness into all of our lives.
I have moments when I'm happy, but overall I would say I'm content. (I'm certainly not unhappy.) Basically, I don't feel I'm doing what I was meant to do from a career standpoint, so I'm working on making the switch.
I am very happy. Sure there are always things we can improve on to make life easier or our surroundings better but that doesn't decide whether or not I am happy.
My family and myself are healthy and I have a lot to be thankful for.
We are as happy as we decide to be and it's totally up to us whether or not we are content with what we have and how our lives have turned out so far.
Money, possessions and position are not who I am.
I find contentment in my present life in the wholesomeness of my spiritual life, and in my physical, mental, and emotional healthiness. The one area that I am unhappy with is my financial situation. The manifestation of every promise, prophecy, and harvest that has been spoken concerning my life and my situation is what will bring contentment to every area of my life.
by Alexander Pease 8 years ago
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by Ania L 7 years ago
How much money exactly would make you feel happy?
by Lisa Brown 4 years ago
What would make you happy right now?
by AuriFin 5 years ago
Is happiness a skill? Does one learn to be happy or is just born with it?I'm thinking these days of those people who seam to be doing just fine in the important aspects of their lives, realizing that they are on the right place, with the right people, healthy, with a roof over their head, loved,...
by Atiquemr9 6 years ago
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by Nspeel 6 years ago
Whats makes you feel happy at the end of the day?I feel very depressed if I did not accomplish anything with my 14 hours of awakeness. If I made $100 I feel great, as long as I didn't spend $100.01. What makes you happy or unhappy when the day is gone.
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