Week #112 – Nine Weeks to Happyness: Vote “YES” to Happyness!
I’m not sure if you’ve been following the news — but did you know this is an election year? 😉
Ten Weeks to Happyness is underway — and this Tuesday people all across this great nation will finally get to cast a vote on something we’ve been discussing for roughly 18 months.
Can you think of any other decision you’ve given that much time to? Or how many “votes” you’ve cast within that time — for or against all kinds of decisions in your own life?
A quick internet search returns multiple sources quoting that people make up to 35,000 decisions every day…from when exactly to get out of bed to when to call it quits for the day. Some sources say that we make over 200 decisions about food alone!
Each decision is a silent vote:
– YES – I will get out of bed.
– NO – I will not hit the snooze bar again.
– YES – I will floss.
– NO – I will not pick at that blemish.
– YES – I will weigh myself.
– NO – I will not check Facebook before I shower.
The list goes on…and it’s easy to see how we can amass THOUSANDS of little decisions in a short time.
Some of these decisions are quite easy — because we’ve already made bigger, pre-set decisions about them so they fall neatly in line:
– YES – I will go to work and be on time
(therefore, I will get up and out of bed and hit the shower immediately).
– YES – I will take care of my physical health (therefore, I will floss every day, leave my face alone, and weigh myself daily).
When you “vote” early and often for the things you truly want in life — temptations, like really wanting to stay in bed, become small and insignificant compared to the big goals of providing for your family, succeeding in your career, or living a happy and productive life.
Your Happyness Challenge for the week ahead: Vote “YES” to Happyness! While some decisions only come around once every four years — there are hundreds (if not thousands) of little decisions that make up EVERY SINGLE DAY of your life. Add those up — and you have millions of little decisions that shape the course of your entire lifetime. So what do you say? Yay or Nay?
Vote “YES” to Happyness — one precious moment at a time!
Spread Happyness — and share your thoughts! How do you say “YES” to Happyness?
11/4/16 by Grace Church
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