I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

I’ll be happy when…..

on November 24, 2012

I’ll be happy when…..

  • I finish school
  • I get a better job
  • I have more money
  • I get married
  • I buy a new car or house
  • I have kids
  • I take a vacation
  • I retire

Do you remember thinking any of these things?  I sure do.  We always believe that we will be happy when we get something we want or when something happens.

Then the wonderful moment comes when our dream comes true and we are extremely happy.  But for how long?  Only until we start wanting something else.  Why?  Because we are looking for happiness in the wrong places.   Society leads us to believe that we will find happiness in other people and in possessions.  However, the only thing that can make us happy is ourselves.  If we always place our happiness in something else, we will continue to be disappointed.

Research has been done on what makes people happy.  Money and possessions are important if they are meeting our basic needs and making our lives more comfortable, but beyond that, they do little to make us really happy.   Here is a list of what can make you happy:

  • loving yourself and others
  • having good relationships (family and friends)
  • having a purpose in life (setting goals)
  • believing in yourself
  • positive thinking
  • personal freedom
  • being thankful for what you have (not what you don’t have)
  • attending worship services
  • having good health
  • being able to forgive others (not holding grudges, being angry)
  • giving to others (time, talents, money)


3 responses to “I’ll be happy when…..

  1. jamesfantbooks says:

    We can’t wait for things to happen to male us happy. We have to be so happy that we make things happen. I’ve never been a big fan of “I’ll be happy when…” The very statement itself implies that you are not happy at the moment that you make the statement. Happiness and Joy give you strength. So for me to be continually strong I have to be unconditionally happy.

  2. luggagelady says:

    How can I properly convey how much I LOVE THIS?! Love, love, love…looooooove… 🙂

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