What if you flipped a coin every morning to determine how you felt the rest of the day? Would you really leave your emotions to chance? Or, would you make a decision and choose your attitude and how you approached the day? Here’s something to think about: Happenstance is a combination of the words “happen” and “circumstance”. It means, “A circumstance especially that is due to chance”. Happen defined is, “to occur by chance”. One meaning for the word Happy means “favored by luck or fortune”. Here are three keys to being more thankful:
- In order to get the most out life, we should intentionally re-purpose our attitude to be appreciative for what we have, rather than to be “happy” about it.
- Don’t let the situation dictate your attitude. You see, happiness depends on our circumstances, whereas thankfulness is an intentional choice, a conscious decision that you make. Let’s continue to strive to be more thankful in our lives.
- Focus on what you do have, rather than what you don’t. Look for the good in things, not just the bad.
I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and become more appreciative in your life!!
Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 8:51 AM MDT
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