Do You Want to be Happy?
An invalid man had been waiting thirty eight years to get into the healing pool at Bethesda. One day Jesus walked up to him and asked, “Do you want to be healed?” Instead of the man answering, “Yes” or “No,” he stated that he had no one to help him get into the pool. Like the invalid man, how many people want to be happy, but spend their time waiting for someone to do it for them? So, how would you answer, “Do you want to be happy?”
“No,” “Yes,” or “Yes, but…”
Very few people would answer, “No.” Those who would are so deeply wounded that they view happiness as the enemy and use anger to shield themselves from it. If you did answer, “No” what’s the worst that could happen if you were happy?
For those of you who answered, “Yes,” good for you! You’ve come to the right place. Even if you are happy, there is information here to help you maintain and improve your happiness.
If you answered, “Yes, but…,” like the man at the pool, you’re justifying your position by lamenting that you don’t have anyone to make you happy. Many people share this sentiment because they weren’t taught the truth about happiness. They learned about happiness from their parents’ behaviors or developed their ideas about happiness from their natural inclinations.
Beliefs About Happiness
Most of us grew to believe other people are responsible for our happiness, we have to make other people happy, and our circumstances determine our happiness. These are the natural ideas we got beginning in infancy when our mothers fed and comforted us, and made us happy. But, they are myths. Read Posts and Post-ettes to find out the truth about happiness.
What is Happiness?
I’ve talked with hundreds of people who say they want to be happy. But, they admit they don’t know what it really means. Happiness is more than a good feeling. It’s a condition of mind, body, and soul that we determine for ourselves. Therefore, we must know what creates, improves, and destroys the condition of happiness. We must know all its elements.
Elements and Blessings
Happiness is a state of mind and spirit that conditions your soul and influences your body. And like any condition, happiness is created from and comprised of many elements I call blessings. The more elements you experience in a condition, the more intense it becomes. Similarly, the more blessings you experience, the happier you are.
Once you learn how to recognize blessings, you will see that you have a multitude of them, especially God’s blessings. Then, you will have complete happiness. And, like the Apostle Paul indicates, you can be happy no matter what.
Blessedbu thoroughly explains what complete happiness is and shows you what you need to have it. Learn how to achieve and improve your happiness with tips you can use immediately. In addition, learn how to maintain your happiness when it is attacked.
All content is based on a combination of Scripture, science, clinical cases, and personal stories. Therefore, this multifacted approach gives you a deeper understanding of what it’s really like to be happy.
Anecdotes are stories that show you how to maintain happiness even when it is under attack.
Essentials are thought-provoking behavior strategies. Use them for quicker results.
Post-ettes are abbreviated versions of the longer posts.
You want to be happy. So, you decide how happy you want to be and determine what you need to be happy. Therefore, posts are categorized by description, what to do, definition, and parents so you can read articles that relate to your particular situation.
What to Expect
Expect to be lifted to a higher state of happiness so your leap to eternal happiness will be shorter!