*True meaning of happiness*

What is the true meaning of happiness? 

What is YOUR definition of happiness? 

What is the true meaning of happiness? 

What is YOUR definition of happiness? 

The dictionary states the meaning of happiness is the state of being happy.

Google states Happinesstrue happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.

Making peace with myself allowed me to understand the true meaning of my happiness. We shouldn’t depend on people or things to bring us happiness. We need to find happiness and peace within ourselves first.  It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom to come to understand what happiness really meant.  I was brought to an ugly and dark place and that’s when I was able to recognize that I wasn’t happy at all. I disliked who I was or who I should say who I had allowed myself to become.

The reputation I had wasn’t going to get me to where I really wanted to be in my life.  I had all the materialistic things in my life but not necessarily the right people in my life.  There were only a hand full of them that were good for me and til this day I still keep them around.

Happiness is something you find on your own. It took me years to find out what I really wanted in my life.  I had nothing left in me but to seek God for advice.  I wanted to be a good person. I wanted people to say good things about me but with the life that I was living back then, it wasn’t headed the right way.  I was privately spiraling out of control. I depended on alcohol to get me through my days of misery.  Some knew about it and some had no clue because I was good at acting like my life was perfect.

Many say she has everything. She has a nice car, a nice house, a good job, a good body, a pretty face, all the attention from all the guys….. Looks great from the outside but I didn’t have the one most important thing… I didn’t have a good heart.  It was so badly bruised that there was no good left in it for me to give.  That is such a horrible way to live.  I truly believe that you are as beautiful as your heart.  I knew I had an ugly heart so I never thought that I was beautiful. I just thought I had enough to get me by.

When I made the decision to make myself better, I made a promise to God. If he helped me find peace within myself then I will live by his word. That day I gave my heart and life to my God and started my journey to recovery.

Everyday I woke up, I spoke to him. Everyday I worshiped him.  Everyday I thanked him. It was a step by step process and everyday that passed I felt different.  I was changing.

My heart was slowly being filled with love.  The more I praised God the more he blessed me with peace and happiness.  I accepted my past and learned the hardest thing which was to let go.  I followed his lead.  Let Go and Let God is what many say, and that is exactly what I did.

The devil that had a hold on me was dying because the power of God took over.  It is an amazing and uplifting feeling to go through.

The road to recovery wasn’t easy but having faith and building a personal relationship with God allowed me to find peace.  It was not long after I gave my heart to God that I began loving myself again.  I gained respect for myself, and wanted the best for me.

The bad habits I once had, was completely behind me.  I started becoming a more postive person and looked at life as a gift.  My heart was being healed. My scars and bruises were slowly being covered up.  God placed his hands over it to make sure that it was whole again.

For those of you who are trying to find peace, start by making peace with yourself first, then work on making peace with everything else.  The battles that we go through is not ours, it’s the Lords.  Let his light shine through you and you will see a difference, I promise.

Heartaches and mistakes are part of the cycle of life but the best thing to do is learn from them and move on.  Dwelling on the bad will only keep you from your true blessing.  Make room for what you deserve by letting go of whatever ugly your life has.

What I have learned from my process is not to give up.  Someone out there needs you.  Someone loves you even if you don’t love yourself.  Work on falling in love with you before worrying about falling in love with someone else.  You can’t love someone if you don’t know how to love yourself first.  Once you can master self love, then you will find true happiness.

My true happiness came from my relationship with God.  He then blessed me with the kind of happiness that I never thought could ever happen to someone like me.  He blessed me with happiness that came from someone else.  After I made peace with myself, and fell in love with who I am, my husband walked into my life and showed me the type of happiness I have never experience.

Being happy doesn’t cost a thing.  To me, true happiness is when you can go to bed satisfied and wake up with excitement.  Happiness is having no fear of what lies ahead.

My happiness is now being filled everyday by my husband.  He keeps my happiness strong.  He makes my worries disappear, he helps me sleep peacefully at night and wake up with a smile.

Whether it’s happiness from your spouse, your kids, your job, or your family, just make sure the root of it is from you.

True happiness is when you are able to smile at others for no reason, especially to those who are negative towards you.

True happiness is when you are able to wake up with a smile on your face, just because you woke up to another day.

True happiness is when you can look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with what you see.

True happiness is when you find peace to let go of all the negative things that has happened in your life.

Search for it… You will find it and if you need help, follow my steps and seek God for help.

 I encourage all of you to work on loving yourself.

Be so happy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear!

Let go and Let God!

Photos used in this blog post belong to JJ LIFE & STYLE.  Quotes used in this blog post were found on Pinterest.

 

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