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Happiness

I have not blogged in almost a month. Chalk it up to busy holidays and a lot on my mind but when I sat down to write, nothing would come to mind. With the wonderful season on the downward slope it got me thinking on how great my holidays went a nd how happy I feel.

I like this definition of happiness from Wikipedia…”Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.”

The word happiness report that they do every year shows the counties that have less than a 32 hour work week, vacations, family as priorities instead of money are the happiest in the world and amazing still is they have small housing and cold temperatures to boot.

We could take a lesson from them. They are free to enjoy life, that time is how you live your life. That acceptance and contentment equals happiness.

So to me learning and being content no matter what is going on in my life I have happiness. To be content with and in all circumstances leads to such happiness that it is contagious. It’s just that simple but we make it so much harder.

I won’t put on a fake smile but it’s genuine because I have my mind set. I reflect on St Paul for he said it best.

Philippians 4:11 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,  whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want”

 

 

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Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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