It is Heart month and in one of my favorite magazines called Whole Living this month they published The Happiness Issue. It is also the most LOVE DAY of the year – Valentine’s Day!!
Now let’s get to the good stuff….
The HEART ….This organ in the middle of my chest pumps life through my body without me telling it to. I associate many things with the heart…like LOVE…and isn’t it amazing that the one thing we humans associate most with the word LOVE is the HEART …..this magnificent creation giving me life, pumping automatically is associated with what God called Himself.
L-O-V-E!!!! Unconditional LOVE!
Because of this I believe we have a major capacity to love. …
Here comes THE HAPPY of this blog.
It is through love that we find true HAPPINESS. But not in the way we usually think!!
So many search and search for love…..thinking if I just had love I would be happy, but it is not in the getting of love that we become happy. (although it does feeeeeel real good at times) It is in the GIVING of LOVE that we find happiness…TRUE JOY!
Making someone smile makes you smile….
Giving acceptance makes you kind-hearted…
Happiness and the Heart go hand in hand.
Seeking Happiness without the Heart of Love is just GETTING!
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” – on what you can get!
The Heart without Happiness is just SADNESS and SORROW.
Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
So what do we do….we trust in GOD and…JOY COMES.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
When we begin to align ourselves with God and what He is telling us from within…what is good, and right, and true for us….life just gets BETTER. JOYFUL.
Once we have HIM we may find we need to change a few things for that alignments to come.
Finding Happiness could be to de-clutter your house to free up the space in your home so you can breathe in there — they say your mental life and emotional life can be summed up in what your home is like. Are you choked?? Is it stuffy? Are you lively? Do you open the curtains? Are you comfortable? Do you have things you hate in there? Do you need to purge and paint!!??
Or could Happiness mean taking some time to care for yourself? Giving to yourself…..
Take a walk, pray, go for a drive….enjoy the quiet.
Read a book, watch a good movie…drift into another world and find connection with your own.
RUN, DANCE…expend the pent-up energy and get grounded.
SHop…buy that perfume you have been thinking of for weeks.
Giving to others….Give that compliment, don’t keep them to yourself anymore.
Help out a mom for an hour. Offer to take her wild and talkative son to the park while she does WHATEVER. :0) I have one of those sons…lol
Take some flowers to that nice lady at church….send that Thank you card….ect…YOU GET THE POINT! :0)
Whatever it is, take a moment this VALENTINE’S DAY as a day to evaluate what you are getting your HAPPY from and decide if it’s truely JOY or just a series of things that make you think “oh I’m happy!” when really you are just getting or hoarding ….choose to GIVE INSTEAD!
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Have a great VALENTINES DAY!!