Don’t worry, be cheerful; here’s how . . .

Happiness can be remembered in the past and looked forward to in the future, but it’s made in the present moment. Be happy now.

Cheerfulness unexpressed, tends to wither away, but when shared with other people, it grows.

Life is wonderful when experienced with wholesome cheerfulness.

Heart-felt cheerfulness is amazing therapy.

To get water to flow out of the ground, sometimes you have to dig a well. It’s the same with getting cheerfulness to flow from your heart.

When people interact with kind cheerfulness, they experience heart-to-heart connection.

Playfulness, silliness, and cheerfulness work together to produce joy, but pride often tries to stop them.

Cheerfulness depends much more on your attitude than it does on your circumstances.

Anger shuts down cheerfulness and drives away joy. You can’t, “Rejoice in the Lord, always,” if you keep animosity in your heart.

If you’re unhappy, you’re probably overlooking many reasons that you have to be happy. Try making a list of them.

Inner conflict hinders happiness; inner peace expedites it.

Happiness that depends on circumstances, chemicals, or carousing, is not the real deal.

My happiness is up to me. I must find a way to find contentment, fulfillment, and joy in my life.

Determined cheerfulness has a biblical goal: “Rejoice in the Lord, always.

Life’s more fun when lived cheerfully.

The living Jesus gives me cheerfulness, glee, and holy ecstasy. The Bible calls it: “joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

Cheerfully interacting with and trying to encourage someone, makes me happy.

If you choose to resist joy because you don’t want to be cheerful, at least don’t try to impose gloom on others.

It’s hard to find happiness if you don’t know what it is.

The risen Jesus frequently causes me to glide with gladness, like an eagle soaring over rough terrain.

Success without happiness is incomplete.

When you truly know God loves you, you won’t feel a need to look down on anybody.

No matter the square footage of a family’s house, without love it falls short of being
a home.

Happiness acrostic:

Hope
Awe
Peace
Patience
Inspiration
Niceness
Ethics
Service
Selflessness

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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