Next I tried walking and fell pretty hard, hit my head on the ground. Again a rescue was needed. I won't bore you with more situations, suffice it to say I was having a rough time.
Two secrets to staying happy, let me share:
1. Save the drama for when you need it most, that time will come!
The drama is something you can save for later. I know that sounds cold; however, it is true. Look for what God has planned and ENJOY the ride. He really does have the best in mind for you. The holiday is coming – it is …
H = R/E
Simple – yet profound!
H = Happiness,
R = Reality,
E = Expectations
Here's what it means: In order to be happy, you can improve your reality and then you become happier. Better your circumstances, the happier you become. That makes sense but ...
Of course, we can’t control reality, it is what it is so we become victims to circumstances. I have ALS and am digressing daily. I fall often and really can't do anything for myself. That is MY Reality. Yours might be different, but you really can't control it.
Are we doomed to be unhappy if our reality sux?? No, read on ...
The other way to improve happiness is the diminish or reduce Expectations. Interestingly if your expectations are zero, you are infinitely happy!
So the real key to happiness is managing your expectations! This is in our control!!
Once I manage my expectations and realize this my season to learn what God has planned for me, all strife gets tolerable. I expect hardship and therefore remain happy!
We should realize that we have been given an opportunity to learn how to manage our needs and accept what we have.
Once we accept the situation, happiness follows!