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33 Ways to Help You Remember to Choose Happiness

Updated on October 26, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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His Grace has prepared the best for me for every one of my moments. I have only to choose it. Let me remember this the next time I will complain about something.

— Sean Dragon

The Alarm Clocks

I know that happiness is mainly a matter of choice. In any situation, even the most difficult, the most uncomfortable and sad, we can choose our attitude. We can remember that we are not alone, that the sun only temporarily can be hidden from the clouds and that every acclivity will necessarily encounter a declivity.

So, instead of the sorrow, the darkness and denial, we have to choose the Light, the Heart and accept that there is a gift in any problem that we must find and use.

It's not easy, not at all, I know. That is why we need to prepare "alarm clocks" to remind us at the right time, what our attitude should be.

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Through my meditations, I have created phrases to play this role of "alarm clocks". In any challenging moment, I recall some of them to help me remember that I am stronger than the problem and that my Father wants for me to find true happiness rather than be tortured or suffered.

I want to share with you some of these phrases. Quotes that can remind us to choose our joy.

1. It is always the right time to do what is right.

2. You can't be in danger in God's Universe. Nowhere!

3. To their malice, I respond with kindness because only with Light you can eliminate the darkness.

4. The question is not if God has endowed me with the powers I need to overcome this problem, but how can I release those powers.

5. Remember that happiness is not a destination but the way you travel.

6. Make Love a shield against the confusion of delusions.

7. When you face a big problem, count the blessings of your life, and you will see the issue very differently.

8. The more we experience and manifest Love, the more the world of selfishness and delusions tries to blame us and make us seem crazy. I regard this as praise and not as a problem, whatever difficulties it may bring.

9. Of all the responsibilities we have, the greatest is to live happily.

10. For the one who loves, time is a friend.

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11. In many cases, you do not get what you deserve and want, because you act in the way that shows you are not ready to choose it.

12. I refuse to compromise with anything less than perfect.

13. The problem can never defeat us, but the idea we have for it can do it.

14. All fundamental problems that we humans bring into our lives have their source to this: we are selfishly thinking that everything belongs to us without understanding our unity with everything.

15. I have enough Light within me to eliminate any darkness that I have to face.

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16. Fatigue may become one of our most dangerous enemies, and it can ruin our struggle. Manage it with wisdom and smile.

17. Do not compromise with the lie. Live the truth within you.

18. My Father, please make me capable of distinguishing where the illusion ends, and where the truth begins.

19. You are a beloved child of God. Do not forget it.

20. I prove my strength at the moments of my weakness.

21. In this relevant world, that we live in, there must be darkness. That is why we have to learn to sanctify it with our Love.

22. Miracles happen all the time. But more often to those who believe in them.

23. To escape the fear, we must not let it grow. We have to be filled with something that will repel it. The faith in the power of God's Love is the best.

24. I treat every difficulty as a "treasure hunt"! I am looking for the blessing and the gift that my Father's Love has hidden in it.

25. Whatever you undertake, even if you don't like it, deal it with Love.

26. The Universe with its immense Love always puts the best choices before us.

27. Do not see it as a problem, but as an opportunity for improvement.

28. Even when the distractions of this world make me forget it, God is always by my side.

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29. Sometimes the most challenging struggle, even than this against our selfishness, is the struggle against our fears. Or is it the same?!

30. No matter what the problem is, remember the greater Love of God.

31. Empty yourself of selfishness to fill with happiness.

32. We were born to live not in fear but in Love.

33. We have a great mission. To learn to love, in a world that denies Love. And first, we have to learn to love ourselves.

I hope that help you too. You can use them wherever and however you want.

Heaven and hell are the same things experienced in different ways.

— Sean Dragon

© 2018 Ioannis Arvanitis

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    • Dana Tate profile image

      Dana Tate 

      5 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      Sean,

      You are way to kind. Bless your beautiful heart.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear brother Rodric thank you so much for your comment! You have right; God is the true source of happiness, and He had prepared the best for anyone of us!

      Thank you for following, but I don't consider you as a follower - Jesus has followers, who am I to have too? - but as a brother, a companion to this beautiful journey we call life, and like that I welcome you! I am so happy to see your Love to Jesus; it's something we share and makes us brothers in His name!

      I am so glad you liked it!

      I wish you to feel His Love every moment!

      Sean

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      Rodric Anthony Johnson 

      5 weeks ago from Peoria, Arizona

      That does it. You have a new follower because of this article. God is the true source of happiness because His knowledge brings all these points you make to light. As I read, I felt a peaceful hopeful feeling letting me know the wisdom of these words.

      I look forward to reading your other articles.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      I thank you my dear Ellison, for visiting and reading. I hope that they help you!

      You are in my prayers!

      Sean

    • Ellison Hartley profile image

      Ellison Hartley 

      5 weeks ago from Maryland, USA

      Loved this thank you!

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Amazing comment my dear Sister Dana! Thank you so much for adding one more of your gems to my comments. No apologies at all, on the contrary, it is my honor to host your exceptional comments, I love them! To be honest with you I have a little fear that I will become to write only to read your comments afterwards. Ha! Ha! I really thank you, and I Love your luminous Heart.

      My prayers embrace you and your beloved ones!

      Sean

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      Dana Tate 

      6 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      Brother Sean,

      When we encounter problems, we focus more on the problem instead of a solution for the problem. I think we misunderstand "problems" we see them as curses but in reality they are blessings. You gain your greatest strength in tough times. Your character is shaped by the tests of tough times. Choosing to praise or, be happy during the storm shows maturity. After the storm there is growth, renewal, cleansing. Life is seasonal. We have our bad seasons (famine) and our good seasons (blessings) We plant our seeds during our storms or dark times and in the next season or light we reap our harvest. I can choose to be happy because I focus on what life is trying to teach me. If I find it, learn from it and grow from it, life rewards me in the next season with a blessing. Also, the bigger the trial the bigger the blessing.

      Brother, Sean I apologize for making a habit of taking over your comment section, but I love deep, intellectual, conversations.

      Blessings...

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Dear Rinita, thank you so much for your kind words! I couldn't be more glad knowing that some of my quotes have spoken to you. It is significant for me.

      I wish joy to your Heart!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear sister, Chitrangada Sharan, thank you so much for your uplifting comment! I am glad to know that I can help you. You chose one of my favourites!

      My prayers are blessing your week!

      Sean

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for these uplifting quotes. Some of them really stood out and spoke to me.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      A wonderful and inspirational article!

      We do need such motivational and uplifting quotes on a daily basis. Don’t we?

      Loved all your quotes and especially the 7th one.

      Thanks for sharing and good day to you!

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      I think that this one had to be short, my dear Brother, Manatita, like a song. A song of my Heart to the world! I am glad you liked them, though you don't need me to remember. Thank you for your kind words and your lessons.

      Much Love!

      Sean

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      A short one for you, Bro. Some wonderful advice and one or two that gelled very well with me. Peaceful last video with great sounds and inspiration.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Welcome my friend Kamrul Hasan, and thank you for your visit and your kind words! My wish is to help.

      I wish the world smile to you every day!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Sister Dora, this could be one of my comments on your beautiful and positive directed Hubs! We share the same Love for God's world. Thank you for the encouragement, it is always precious for me.

      Your Luminous Heart is a gift for all of us!

      Sean

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      Kamrul Hasan 

      6 weeks ago from Barisal, Bangladesh

      Nicely pointed the directions. One can find the happiness through the speeches. Great !

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Number is a great one to keep us looking for positives. We look, we find. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      I am honored, my dear brother Tim! To know that you'll use my "alarms" to help you gives joy to my Heart. Brothers are sharing good things!

      Thank you for that joy!

      I send you my Love and gratitude by my prayers!

      Sean

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      Tim Truzy 

      6 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      I loved this article, Sean. Wonderful, inspirational, and memorable.

      I copied a few of these quotes and put them on my computer to read daily.

      I particularly like this one:

      5. Remember that happiness is not a destination but the way you travel.

      It's great to remember because we never know who we will meet in our journey in life.

      The other ones are great, too, Sean.

      I enjoyed the entire article, especially, the idea of internalizing these positive quotes as "alarm clocks" to keep us focus on the dawn He has provided us.

      Much respect and admiration,

      Tim

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      This is happiness, my dear Mary! Isn't it?

      Thank you for your visit and feedback. Appreciation!

      Your Spirit is Love!

      Sean

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      Mary Norton 

      6 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, that is a great stance to life, to deal it with Love, no matter what it brings.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      I thank you, my dear Paul! Seeing a comment from you is a great pleasure! And yes, practice is a close friend to happiness.

      Much Love to the beautiful East Coast!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My brother Bill, for a strange reason I am trying to find, life didn't give me the joy to know you twelve years ago! Therefore, my prayers for you and your beloved will fill the gap! Thank you for your visit and your comment, it gives me great power.

      Peace be always among us, brother!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Shaloo, thank you so much! I am glad to see you here! Life is so positive and uplifting as long as we remember it!

      God bless your beautiful smile!

      Sean

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      Paul K Francis 

      6 weeks ago from east coast,USA

      Your article is both inspirational and helpful. We can choose and we can practice. I like your alarm clock idea and your uplifting quotes. Thanks.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I needed these desperately twelve years ago. Today I choose happiness daily. Still,thank you for the reminders, my friend,and peace be with you always.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      6 weeks ago from India

      Such positive and uplifting hub!!

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Proud that you liked them, my brother John! I am happy when I help.

      Gratitude!

      Sean

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      John Hansen 

      6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      These are all wonderful inspirational quotes and a guide to live by Sean. Thank you for sharing.

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