Updated: Jun 12
This blogs go into the intricacies of time... happiness and love.
Photo by: Jordan E. IG: @thee_musician
The notion of happiness...
Take the image above to heart. People sometimes have no notion of the importance of moments. Just as fast as a bubble can be blown, that is how quick the bubble is gone; just like a moment.
In America and all around the world the time culture goes by as seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, etc. Time is a commodity that you can never get back. Reflecting on the years that have passed, what can you think of that has added to your time of happiness? Okay, now let's think about something that's made you happy that isn't people, money, or things. The reality is, people rarely know what makes them happy. They conclude that what makes them happy are people or things but people die and things break. The next thing you know is you're down and lost.
When you lose someone its like a piece of you is snatched and you lose a part of your identity. However, to look at it another way, maybe a seed is planted from the knowledge you gained from being around the person you lost, helps you to become who you are meant to be.
So the blessing of life alone should make you grateful. Life is about those emotional rollercoasters that we go on when we lose the ones we love or are disappointed. More importantly life is about responses and celebrations.
Responses to show you how emotionally strong you are, how tenacious you are(how quickly you get up after a fall), and where you are going in life.
Celebrations of the new life that will come from past losses.
God gives you beauty for your ashes. Anything that's been crushed can be a sweet aroma unto God. You just need to control your responses, believe, and trust the process.
I say control your responses in light of your personal reactions to circumstances. Family member pass? Thank God they aren't living through these unsure times and that they are with God. "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8 These are moments of gratitude and celebration.
But is it really worth your energy every time someone cuts you off in traffic to flick them off or scream? Did it make you feel better cussing the teacher out for disciplining your child? ***Now you have to deal with those wonderful seedlings aka "the reflection of yourselves" at home with this quarantine going on***. Not everything deserve your time and energy; especially negative thoughts. For thoughts turn into words and actions. Think of only the good in EVERYTHING.
Where does my happiness come from? My happiness comes from God and his word. The word directs and guides me. He tells me to love my neighbor as I love myself. That makes us pose the question of; How do you love yourself?
Let's discuss that in our next blog...