What is Happiness? Am I there?

It’s Monday, It’s Monday, It’s Monday. It’s also May 1 which means if you’re reading this we’re taking the journey to being a better version of ourselves. Ever since last week I was excited about writing again and hopefully inspiring at least one person to be a better version of themselves, but the devil was like Rae you’re way too happy. Today was a very exhausting day. I felt exhausted emotionally and physically and I just wanted to run back home, get in bed and cry. All I could think about is how I missed him and that I wanted to hear his voice, hear his laugh and see his smile. So close yet so far away. Knowing it was best to not reach out to him hurt because he’s not a bad person, but I have to accept he was in my life for a season and a reason.

For the first few hours, I watched the clock and kept saying Fix it Jesus. After lunch it dawned on me that I had two choices either hand the devil my joy on a silver platter or trust God for his word and understand that it’ll all work out for my good. Needless to say, I chose trust God and my day got better.

Week one, you and I (who ever is reading this), ask yourself if you’re happy?

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. – Valerie Bertinelli

Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! -Dita Von Teese

On this journey it is important to understand happiness and how to obtain it. Often times we place our happiness in the hands of humans who we may or may not love. Being happy all the time is a challenge and it would be unhealthy. In order to appreciate sunshine you have to experience the rain.

I read a quote that said learn to be like water and not soda. At first glance you think what is this crazy person talking about, but you have to look a little deeper for the true meaning. If you shake a bottle of water then open it nothing happens, but if you shake a bottle of soda and open it, it will overflow. That to me was powerful because I often wear my feelings on my sleeves and that makes me vulnerable.

Lesson Learned: If I or you want to me happy we need to decide to be happy and not let the decisions, words or actions of other alter our happiness. We must also understand that there will be days were we’re not happy and that’s ok as long as we decide to trust God to see us through our storms.

Hey Awesome King or Queen reading this God loves every bit of you. I challenge you to seek the happiness and joy that God gives and no man can take away unless we surrender it. This journey won’t be easy but we must understand our pain has purpose and God has a plan for us. If you find this journey to be too hard alone remember God is always there, and if you need to, ask a close friend to be your happiness accountability partner. This accountability partner’s job is to encourage you, listen to you,but not allow you to throw any pity parties.

Let the journey begin……

Until next time….. God is Love….. Love, Peace and Hair Grease…..

~RaeTheBlogger ❤️

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