Can you believe it? We are in the Fourth Quarter and The Holidays are just around the corner! Time is absolutely flying. Before another day goes by, I wanted to take a minute to talk about one of the most important Happy Habits from my book Happy ANYWAY and it’s all about owning your happiness!
What does it mean to own your happy exactly??? Well, it means that you are able to own and embrace the idea of having enough. Challenge your motives of why having “more” or “the next best thing” is always necessary. Realize that pride comes from a me-verses-them mentality that in the end will do more harm than good for your mental health. We sometimes are willing to sacrifice our true needs in an attempt to derive our happiness out of making ourselves look “better” than those around us.
It’s more important to practice contentment and happiness with where we are instead of where we think we need to be. Here’s a secret for you that I have come to realize over the years… ready??? NO ONE has life all figured out! Social media may make you play the comparison game but the truth is that people typically only show the best parts of their lives and the best photos of themselves with others because of the me-verses-them mentality. Rest in the fact that you are not perfect because everyone else isn’t either!
This week, I encourage you to be intentional about reflecting on your motives to want or need more. Focus on contentment and remember Proverbs 4:25-27, “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
Comparison is a happiness killer so instead of looking at those to the right or left of you, focus on the path that Jesus has set before you and own up to where you are in life at this very moment. Own up to the choices that got you where you are. Own up to the fact that YOU have the power to do anything you want to do in this life. And lastly… own your happy!
Happy Monday, y’all!
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