Posts Tagged ‘be happy’

Living to the Fullest

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

I guess it’s safe to say that I’m living my best life right now! Yesterday, we finally got our internet installed and I am sucking that 10 MBPS up like a mocha frappe!

Oh, but that’s not all! I’m not a savage!

I hopped on and ordered 7 free days of SLING TV too!

Cause, I’m living my best dang life!

Since the days of packing up my house and sticking it all in storage, I have been a wanderer of sorts. Internet, tv and many of the everyday normal things people use have been luxuries for me. Some days we could watch local tv channels and here & there we would have wifi.

Not on the regular, ever.

Mother’s day 2018 will go down as the worst day of my life as we were traveling across Oregon to reach Washington and I couldn’t even get cell service to receive a call from any of my kids! My stomach hurts just remembering it!

But, hey….I’m not bitter!

I am praising Jesus for internet and a little tv action. It may sound silly but when you’re all alone, far away from everyone you love and live in mostly silence….THIS STUFF IS HUGE!!!

So, what is it that helps you live your best life? Is it access to the world? Or maybe a supportive family member or friend who encourages you? It’s not going to look the same for me as it is for you. So don’t compare.

My advice: Just go live your life. Do it with courage and be careful of overdoing it on the expectations. Nothing will slam your dreams to the ground harder than unmet expectations!

Now, I gotta go. I’m trying to pace myself with all my newfound access! Instead of just binging out on all my fat blessings, I’m taking breaks and doing jumping jacks!

Don’t worry, I’m not addicted to either thing…yet!

5 Simple Rules for Happiness

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

1. Free your heart from hatred.

love hate

2. Let go of worries.


3. Live simply.

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4. Give more.

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5. Expect nothing.

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Happiness doesn’t just come to everyone naturally. If you’ve lived longer than elementary school days – you know that life has the tendency to become hairy at times. Failures, disappointments, over-active imaginations, insecurities, comparison game….these are things that rob us from the joy God has lavishly offered.

I’ve had a little experience with wanting to hate someone who’s hurt you. It doesn’t punish them, only you or me. Give that junk up!

I’ve worried myself sick over situations that never amounted to much of anything. Give that habit to Jesus!

I’ve bought things I didn’t need, I’ve hoarded junk that should’ve been let go of long ago and I’ve lived above my means. Give me Jesus, that’s all I really need.

I’ve squandered my money, keeping it to myself and let satan have a field day with the fact that I’m always broke. I’d rather be a giver than a taker, any day.

I’ve felt let down by people, places and my own shortcomings too many times. The only peace I can have with expectation is the kind that comes from a Matthew 6:33 kind of place — “SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE, AND LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY, AND HE WILL GIVE ME EVERYTHING I NEED.”

My joy doesn’t hinge on anyone else in this world other than me.

Thank you for never changing. My life is in your capable hands, I just have to live it and live it in abundance because of You.