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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Happiness and Contentment. I’m 39 years old and I live a blessed life compared to many. No, I’m not super rich nor do I get to take exotic vacations every year. But, I’m healthy, I have a roof over my head, food in my tummy and clean water to drink. Those things alone put me ahead of many. I find in this life I’m happy because I’m content. You see to me, happiness is a feeling and can come and go like the wind. But, true contemptment is a state of mind and being and will not change regardless of the situation. 
I remember setting certain goals in life and I just knew that if I met those goals it would make me happy. But, in reality when I did eventually meet my set goals, yes I was happy for a moment. But then that moment passed and I was off to find the next thing that would bring me happiness. 

You see, with the pursuit of happiness you’ll never be happy because happiness is fluent and can change like the weather. You can look at other people’s lives and wish you were happy like them. But who said they were actually happy? Smiling for a picture is an easy task. Yes, they are on a great vacation, but are they in debt for that moment of fun? Yes those relationships people protray on social media seem like matches in Heaven, but you never know what someone is going through secretly. I’ve learned early on to never envy the appearance of anything. 

But with contentment you’re not easily swayed by the emotion of happiness. I remember when I lived in an apartment with my children. Sure one day I wanted to provide them with a single family home with a yard. But until that time happened, I treated that apartment like it was a million dollar masion. I was content because it supplied our needs and I kept it cleaned because it was a gift from God. I truly believe God won’t bless you with more until you learn to appreciate what you already have. 

So daily I practice the art of contentment. Being content makes me happy. Being content helps me to focus on the blessings of my now. Being content helps me to appreciate my present. Yes, I have goals I want to accomplish in life. But on my way to accomplishing them, I’m content with the pace. 

What I have learned during my time here on earth is that everyone has an opinion? To some degree, to be opininated could be a good thing. That means you have your own mind and you are not afraid to express your feelings and views. But, what happens when your opinion is not warranted and has the ability to hurt someone in your process of expressing yourself? 

Honestly, no one can stop an opinionated person from saying whatever, but you can manage how you receive their opinions. Only you can allow what someone says to go in one ear and out the other. Or, you can allow their words to cause you to question how awesome you are as a person and keep you in bondage.

So what someone doesnt like your new dress. If you like it, that is all that matters. When you look in the mirror and only see fabulous then that’s all what counts. 

Where I see most people are still in bondage is when it comes to their past. Yes, you messed up way back when. But, you are a better person now. Stop allowing the opinions of others who knew you way back then, to keep you in your past. God has the ability to help anyone who wants to change. People are always evolving, so ignore the haters. Ignore those who never have anything positive to say. Ingore their opinions and keep pressing forward. 

Sometimes, you gotta make new friends!

We all have a past, but the great thing is that we all have a future too. God’s opinion of you is the only one that truly matters. I encourage you to live the very best life you can live and ignore any counteraction against what you are trying to achieve! 

Everyday God grants everyone the freedom of free-will. After the world and man was created he gave him dominion over the earth. Sadly, with free-will and dominion “man” has caused much destruction across the world and within himself. People may ask why won’t God step up and end the horrible things that are happening across the world. But the truth is, he is allowing us humans free reign and free-will. God does not take back what he has free given. Unfortunately, with this free reign we are slowly killing each other and destroying our planet while ignoring the creator in the process.  

“Lord, you see me suffering. Why won’t you help me pay my bills?” Honestly, yes God sees everything that you are going through, but let me ask you. Did any of your prior choices lead you to such despair? When you had the money to pay your bills, what did you choose to rather spend it on? Keeping it 100%, some stuff we cause on ourselves. I personally can tell my testimony about this.

God gave us all the power of choice. You choose what you were going to wear today, if you were going to brush your teeth or not, which route you were going to take to work, if you were going to eat breakfast or not.You choose who you were going to text or call today. What tweets or posts you were going to make. You choose you would be in your circle of friends, who you were going to marry, if you were going to forgive and even if you were going to hold a grudge. Life is about choices. Your today choices affect your tomorrow life. A simple equation many people don’t get.

In order to live your best life, you have to pray to make good choices. Yes, it’s invitible that we are all gonna make some “not so good choices”. But, when you do, learn from the experience and try to make better choices in the future. Be encouraged, God is willing to help you, but you have to allow him to do so.

I will not be characterized by my past nor my present. I am always in motion. I am soaring like an eagle, not associating with chickens. I have goals and a purpose and I don’t plan to die with my gift not being shared with the world. I speak life, thus the universe must answer me accordingly. I trust God regarding my future. It is bright.

I am better today than I was yesterday. I am breathing and strong. I have fight in me. I am victorious. I am focused. I am making the best of this life.

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