Happiness and Peace are not to be pursued, they are to be attracted by the person we chose to become.
And the person you become involves a vast array of experiences, influences, associations, relationships, behaviors, disciplines and decisions that are woven together to create the tapestry of your life.
Much like like a puzzle: It requires active participation, patience, attention to detail, and the ability to see the big picture.
Each piece of the puzzle represents a different aspect of your life, and it's up to you to put them together in a way that creates a beautiful and fulfilling picture.
Here’s a short, but proven list of action items that you can do today and every day thereafter. They will encourage a soft heart, a focused mind, and a peaceful soul.
Recommended Daily Activity:
Practice Thankfulness==> Before your feet hit the floor. Intentionally be mindful of the blessings in your life. Focusing on what you do have and not what you don’t.
Move Your Body=> Whatever you enjoy doing and will consistently do. Walking, biking, stretching, bodyweight exercises, etc. Do what you can, when you can, where you can. Don’t underestimate the value a few minutes of physical activity will provide. 15-30 minutes can do so much.
Connect With A Friend=> Send a text, email, or phone call. Meet for coffee or lunch. The connection and conversation is what’s most important. It will do the soul much good.
Seek and Spend Time With God=> Read the Word. Be Still. Pray. Trust in Him and be confident He is with you.Allow the peace of God to fill your heart and lighten your mind.
Pay It Forward==> Be of Service To Others. Do something kind and Generous for another. Spontaneous or Planned. Small or large. Does not have to cost money either. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
God’s will for all his people is to uphold one another by ‘[giving] generously’ (Psalm 37:21). Take every opportunity to give generously and you will experience the fullness of God’s blessing.
Repeat each activity Daily. Focusing on the things you can control will create positive breakthroughs, sustained happiness and greater peace.
To Your Peace and Happiness,,
P.S. Which of these have you been doing? Which ones would you like to start doing? One or all five, start small and commit to building consistency.