Week #112 – Nine Weeks to Happyness: Vote “YES” to Happyness!


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? ¬†ūüėČ

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.

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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