white petaled flowers on a sunny day/happiness

Let’s decide to be happy. The sun is shining, birds are chirping.

Let’s decide to be happy. After all, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. At least they are in Michigan today.

I recently earned my first coaching certification as a happiness life coach. Isn’t that a great phrase, “happiness life coach”? What fun studying happiness. It was quite by accident (no, God’s divine providence) that this all came about.

There’s so much we can do online these days to further our education. It required a financial investment and lots of reading and study time but I’m so glad I pursued it. I’m enjoying every minute of study and have learned so much. There are three more classes to complete and I will be a certified life coach in four specific areas.

At the same time, I am working on another life coach degree from a Christian institution. How these both came about is nothing short of an amazing example of how God does more than we can even imagine. And, here, I thought I was a really good “imaginer”.

Now, unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20.

Plus, my first book is in it’s second edit and soon we will be talking book covers, etc.

For me, this year of Covid has been life-changing in so many different ways. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. It’s been hard and really good all at the same time. But I don’t for one minute forget those for whom this past year has brought heartache and devastation. And, certainly, like most of you, I have missed seeing family and friends.

But that’s the thing about happiness. No matter what our circumstances, we can always find a level of happiness although I prefer the words joy, peace, and contentment as they don’t sound so “rah, rah”. (*Please be aware, I am NOT referring to grief or anything like that. We have to be careful that we don’t paint too broad of a brush stroke.” )

We can find many reasons for happiness.

But I am referring to the normal ebb and flow of life. There is so much we can be joyful about.

  • If you live in America that’s reason enough.
map of the world book laid open on brown wooden surface
  • Have a roof over your head and food to eat.
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  • Family and friends.

And, if you are a Christian, you have God. That alone makes all the difference.

Happiness is a decision you deliberately make.

white petaled flowers on a sunny day

But today we have the good news that there will be enough vaccines for everyone by the end of May. That’s a happiness booster if I ever heard of one.

The sun is shining today. The birds are chirping. God is on His throne.

So make a deliberate decision today to be happy. It really is your choice.

God bless and I hope you all have a wonderful day.