Happy Thoughts

I have always kept a journal, but another blog recently inspired me to start a new one… A journal totally dedicated to happy thoughts.

Guidelines for my journal and for life:

- Do what makes you happy.
- Avoid gossip.
- Focus on the bigger picture.
- Be gracious.
- Be sincere, be dorkily earnest.
- Show love towards everyone (including yourself).
- Don’t just walk; strut!
- Practice right speech.
- Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and help them to become what they are capable of becoming.


My journal is divided into 4 sections: (1) gratitude, (2) music, (3) dreams, and (4) random happiness.


Gratitude is where I write everything (big and small) that I’m thankful for. This is particularly helpful on “down” days. Joy floods my heart when I see on how much God has blessed my life.



Music is the section where I write songs to put on my ipod, playlists for certain moods, and lyrics that make me happy. Nothing lifts my spirit quite like a feel good song.


 

Studies have shown that people who write down their goals and aspirations are much more likely to achieve them. Dreams is where I record everything (short-term and long-term) that I want to accomplish in my life.


 

Random happiness is my favorite section of my journal. This is where I document anything happy that happens throughout the day; ranging from text messages, to conversations, to random acts of kindness.


Wishing you peace, love, and happy thoughts– today and always.

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14 thoughts on “Happy Thoughts

  1. You might try whistling while walking/strutting too if you’re brave enough. I do this often on sidewalks and such around the city, and people give me weird looks but it makes me happy so I keep doing it.

    It’s even better at this time of year because I can whistle Christmas tunes!

  2. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post today! You were my very first non-bot reader!

    I think your journal idea is awesome, it has totally inspired me to try to throw a little more positivity into my blog!

  3. I have so many journals around my room. I love getting and giving journals. When i read what I have written in the past, it just amazes me how amazing and faithful God is! I love writing. And I really like the way you are journaling there. Awesome! So creative. really like this post :)

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