Sometimes you just have to do some things on purpose. You’re beyond thinking about it or even considering it. Your mind is made up and there is no turning back. We’ve all been there and can name several moments in our lives when this happened. Maybe it was a decision to become more healthy or perhaps go back to school and finish your education. It may have been when you started your business or moved from a particular location. Whatever it was, I’m sure you remember that feeling that you had prior to making your move. You were intentional.

On this Monday, I would encourage you to use that same feeling and determine in your mind to be happy. No, life isn’t perfect and you may not have everything you want, but you still have a right to be happy. Unfortunate occurrences doesn’t have to result in unhappiness. Don’t let a bad report rob you from experiencing joy and gladness. Somehow in the middle of whatever you’re dealing with, you can find a way to be happy…you just have to be intentional about it.

I’m not suggesting that you ignore difficult circumstances, but you can find a way to smile in the storm. You may have lost some friends, but you haven’t lost all of them. Maybe some of your family has decided to not have anything to do with you, but it’s not all of them. I personally don’t have the friends I thought I once had and even some family members have distanced themselves from me, but guess what…I have some left and they are the best. I have a wonderful wife and children that keep me laughing on a daily basis. I have friends that have proven to be loving and loyal and that puts a smile on my face.

Oh, I could talk about certain things that I’m not too happy about, but why? Instead, I’m going to be intentionally happy. I’m determined to laugh louder and smile more than I frown. I refuse to hang around people that only want to bring me down. Life just goes better when you’re surrounded by positive people. It’s Monday, so make up your mind right now that you are going to be happy. You have to do this, because no one can do it for you. Go ahead, allow this to be one of those intentional moments in your life. It won’t just happen, you have to set your goal for “INTENTIONAL HAPPINESS”!!!


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