Gratitude creates Happiness

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The more we are grateful is the more that a peace happiness will arise in our hearts. 

I can remember how I used to scoff at people who were always so positive. I’d joke about them with others, but deep inside I wanted to be happier and had no clue how to do it. Thoughts become things in our lives. Our thoughts create our feelings.

I had been thinking thoughts of lack and was critical of myself in all areas. When I began journaling all the things, people, and situations that I was thankful for, a change occurred inside me. My thoughts became more positive and I smiled more. I was happier. On days that I get rushed in the morning and forget to write my list of things I was thankful for would be days that go wrong.

Being thankful is the key to our happiness. It is a choice that anyone can make in any given situation. In the Bible, there is a story of Paul and Silas singing and praising God in a jail. How could they do that in jail? It is a decision they made despite their surroundings and discomforts. The more thankful we are the more happier we will be. The two go hand in hand. Thanks for reading.

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