5 Simple Rules to be Happy

 

#1 – Free your heart from hatred.

Hatred only drives a wedge into any situation where it presents itself.   But even more important, a heart full of hate is a person filled with an abundance of negative thoughts and actions, which result in a dark and stress filled life.  When you look at everyone and everything from this perspective, the good things in life are clouded from view every day of your life.  Open your heart, and it will open your mind.

 

#2 – Free your mind from worries.

Simply expressed, worrying never changed any situation from happening.   It is the constant obsession of “what if’s”.  All worrying does is cause stress, which is neither useful nor good for you.  The only benefit of worry is to steal your joy out of every day of life, as well as possibly result in a shorter life.  My attitude is to give it to God.  His power is far greater than mine, and with true faith in Him I know that everything will work out okay.

 

#3 – Live simply.

We all have so much “stuff”; the accumulation of things that display what we’ve accomplished.  If you want to free your mind, de-clutter your life.  There is something positive in letting go of things that have very little meaning to our lives.  Buying stuff only makes a person happy for a moment.  Freeing yourself of clutter, makes a person happy from within and makes traveling through life much lighter & freer.

 

#4 – Give more.

Human nature is built to help others in need.  There is no greater feeling in the world than the contentment and pride felt when helping another person in need.  You don’t have to be rescuing the world.  By simply reaching out to others around you on a daily basis, it not only changes their world, but makes your world a bit brighter everyday too.  We all have the power to have an impact on other people’s lives for the better.  It all starts with one simple act of kindness.

 

#5 – Expect less.

How disappointed is the heart that sets its expectations at the highest level possible on a daily basis.  Giving more than you expect to receive in return, will make each blessing you receive much sweeter.  The more you give without expected return, the more the Lord will send blessings into your life.  As the saying goes, “it is better to give than receive”.

8 thoughts on “5 Simple Rules to be Happy

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Another good one Patti. One thing I firmly believe is to give to others as if no one is watching. It’s done from the heart. Not expecting anything in return. If only people everywhere did this. We’d have a much better world indeed!

    • pattireppucci says:

      I totally agree, Mary. I recently heard that the late singer George Michael used to make donations to organizations and people in need anonimously all the time, and no one knew until after he died. Thanks for continuing to read to my blog and taking the time to comment back. I really appreciate it!

  2. Bev McFarland says:

    Today at church one part of the sermon was to ” not worry ” because most of what we worry about is out of our hands and God will take us through our life, it’s in gods hands!

    • pattireppucci says:

      Amen, sister! Worrying never accomplishes anything. Preparing for the “what if’s” of life is a waste of time and energy because it may never happen! I know to some people it sounds stupid to say “to give it to God”, but if you really believe in the Lord, He truly is looking over your life and helping you get past every obstacle. Things happen in our lives for a reason. Sometimes it’s to make us grow in awareness and understanding. Thanks so much for continuing to read my blog and respond. I really appreciate it. I know this post was a departure from my family stories, but it was something that I thought people needed to hear at this time.

    • pattireppucci says:

      Thanks Marla! Coco Chanel used the same principle in her designs, and it seemed to work well for her! LOL!! Thanks for continuing to read my blog and reply with your wonderful comment! XO.

    • pattireppucci says:

      Thanks so much Cheryl. I really appreciate your kind words. I’m a bit behind with my next posting. I’ve been taking a class and its been more work than I anticipated. Will post another entry soon. I usually give heads up on FB.

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