Finding Happiness: Be The Change {Inspired Blogger Guest Post} — 7 Comments

  1. Chrissy, I love this post and there is so much truth to it.  My family is also going through a tough time (a lengthy season of unemployment) and our lifestyle has been turned upside down.  We no longer have the beautiful home, we can no longer shop whenever we feel like it, we have to be planners with meal preparation and grocery shopping.  And there has been so much negative, destructive emotion to deal with on my part and for my husband.  Because of that, I ended up writing a book about it.  But, I found myself really digging into the Bible looking for the answer to happiness…especially in our storms.  The one word that kept standing out to me was JOY.  When we lean into Christ in all things and for all things, we experience JOY, inner peace, and yes…even happiness.  We just have to be sure our happiness isn’t driven by worldly idles and money, but rather that it comes from our love for God and the peace in knowing He is all we need. 

    • Rosann, I will certainly keep you and your family in my prayers. I know the fear and anxiety that come with unemployment, as I lost my job at the end of 2010. And trust me when I say, I understand what you mean about negative, destructive emotion. I try to remember, though, that it takes as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive, and isn’t it always better to put a positive spin on things?

      Thanks for your comment! Take care, and be blessed!

  2. This post is Chrissy, Inspired!  Loved it.

    I have not-so-nice postal workers in our local post office.  Most of the time, they are rude and not at all customer oriented. I used to get a knot in my stomach before entering the building.  Now, I stop before I open the door and take a deep breath.  I put a huge smile on my face and keep it there until I’m back out the door.  Haven’t seen much change in a couple of workers, but two others have been more friendly.  I never thought about it before, but I guess that has created change.
    Thanks for letting me see that!

    • I do believe, Diane, that when WE choose the positive side, as you’re doing with your post office, it most certainly can rub off on others. I’m glad your new tactic seems to be working! Maybe the other 2 workers will come around soon!  🙂

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