A Reason to Be Happy
Why can't you just be happy?
A few months ago, a good friend of mine asked me this simple question. I was feeling down for quite some time, yet there was no real explanation for my sadness.
So I begin to wonder the same thing: why wasn't I happy?
Why aren't we all supremely happy every day of our lives, especially when there's no reason not to be happy?
Here's the thing: each of us has become so obsessed with the idea of obtaining happiness, that we have overlooked the sources of happiness right in front of us. Sometimes, everything we've ever wanted is directly before our eyes, if we'd just keep them open.
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." ~ Guilaume Apollinaire
There are so many reasons to be happy.
I want to wake up every morning filled with happiness because God has given me another day to live. And you know what another day means? A second chance. No, not a second chance for you to prove your worth to God, but a second chance for God to continue to prove His everlasting love for you. He says to us in Jeremiah 31:3, "I have loved you with an everlasting love," and every single day is an opportunity to rejoice in His love.
Wait, WHAT?! The Creator of the Universe loves us?! God wants to engage in a intimate relationship with US?!?! Even after all we've done to betray Him?!
Well if that's not a reason to be so unbelievably happy, then I don't know what is.
Just for today, BE HAPPY.
Stop asking yourself (or other people) what you're doing wrong or what you could be doing better. Be happy with who you are, where you are, and where you are headed.
Today, be happy just being alive.
And you, my dear sweet reader - always remember that you deserve all the happiness in the world.
"Whoever trusts in the Lord, HAPPY is he." Proverbs 16:20
2014: "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind" (CS Lewis).
There are so many reasons to be happy in 2014.
Pray for them. Discover them. Rejoice in them.