“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” Anne Frank
Yesterday’s post was “How to Be Unhappy” Take a few minutes to read it first.
Today, it is about Happiness…how do you define happiness? The dictionary defines happiness as…
Happiness: Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, or satisfaction.
What an awesome definition…It leaves the canvas wide open for you to paint your own picture of happiness…
So today we paint…
- A cup of coffee, glass of ice tea or a glass of water
- Comfortable chair or cushion to sit in and relax
- An open mind
Preferably outdoors in a quiet serene setting
Prepare to Paint:
- Sit quietly allow your mind to empty of all negativity
- Take in a deep cleansing breath and then blow it out
- Ask God to guide your heart and mind as you paint this picture
Begin to Paint:
With your eyes closed, envision a blank canvas. Mentally pick up a paint brush and load it with the color of paint that brings you pleasure. Now begin to add the content of your painting with all the things that bring you pleasure…
As you are painting this picture, begin to thank God for allowing you to have experienced these things. Without experiencing all the wonderful blessings God has given, you would not have the ability to paint such an incredible picture.
Now, as you go inside, find a place to hang your picture. Each time you pass that spot in your home you will remember your painting of pleasure and it will serve as a mental reminder to Praise God for all the rich blessings He has given you…
It is the presence of memories, people, experiences, a touch or a look, a taste or a smell, a song or a sound…
Happiness is What Brings you Pleasure…
You seem to emphasize open mindedness, and I cannot agree more! You cannot be happy with a confined mind.
Thanks for sharing!