10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Life
1. Attitude of Gratitude~
Don’t take your life for granted. Be grateful for every birthday, because the more you have, the longer you live! Gratitude is the interest we owe God for the life He has loaned to us. If you forget the language of gratitude, you can never be on speaking terms with happiness.
Watch funny videos, laugh at yourself, or just enjoy a good joke. Laughing is like jogging on the inside. When you smile at someone else, you increase the odds of 2 people having a good day. Sing out loud when you are by yourself (try it you won’t believe the joy you get). Beware. He who sings his own praises is usually off-key.
3. Get Creative~
Paint, draw, sculpt, color, or garden. Any hobby will bring that spark on the inside, let alone “draw” you closer to the Divine. We could learn a lot from crayons…some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box!
4. Being Kind & Giving~
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. It is in the giving that one receives happiness. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague!
A hug may be just what someone needs to make them smile that day. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
6. Keep positive~
Keeping a positive attitude and reminding yourself that “This Too Shall Pass” can keep your thoughts moving forward instead of in reverse. Positive meditation practice can reap benefits in just 5 minutes per day and leave you with peace of mind and a sense of well-being. Meditation and prayer feed your soul.
7. Act like a Child~
Jump, skip, swing, or climb your way to happiness. Blowing bubbles to catching butterflies can bring back some of that youthful joy. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stopped playing.
8. Service/Volunteer work~
Helping others always comes back tenfold. Service is the rent we pay for living. We always get more out of our life when we reach down and help another who is struggling. Love and service equal true happiness.
9. Forgive & Forget~
Forgiveness is the key to physical and spiritual health. Leave the past in the past. Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, think of it no more.
10. The Secret Jewel Within~
Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You choose happiness. You don’t find happiness, you make it. It comes from within you. Everyone wants joy, happiness, and a life purpose. The purpose to life is to have a purpose in your life. The secret jewel is not in the material things we accumulate, but within the heart; the treasure of infinite value and the key that unlocks the door to happiness.
HAPPINESS IS THE STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH PROCEEDS FROM THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ONE’S VALUES.