Healthy Happy Relationships "7 Tips"Written by Kathy Pedeaux
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"The apostle Paul wrote more than half of New Testament while incarcerated, often in tiny prison cells not much bigger than a small bathroom. Some historians and Bible commentators believe that sewage system of that day ran right through one of dungeons in which he was imprisoned. Some commentaries state that it's possible that he could have written some of great passages of what we now know as New Testament standing in raw sewage that at times came all way up to his waist. Yet Paul wrote such amazing faith filled words such as, 'Thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph.'" Not many of us have situations quite like Paul, but they seem just as devestating and hopeless. Sometimes we find ourselves in what seems like impossible situations, we have choices to make. It is important to note that it is not negative circumstances that come our way that dictates our life, but decisions we make in response to those circumstances is what will determine our successes or our failures. *Remember if you want friends, more intimate relationships, you must first learn to be a positive, happy person! 7 Practical TIPS that Lead to Optimism 1. Realize that Right Feelings Follow Right Thoughts! 2. Learn that Happiness is a decision! (You can be in control) 3. Do something about what you can change! (What we do determines what direction we take) 4. Trust God about what you cannot change! 5. Find a way to believe best, instead of assuming worst! 6. Only speak publicly about what is positive! (Seek private counsel about what is negative) 7. Forget what is behind! (Forgive, release and focus on future) If you enjoyed this article and are interested in more articles by this author and other free resources please visit our website www.murphytoerner.com.
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Kathy Pedeaux is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God Universtiy and serves along with her husband as Pastors of “The Mission Church” in Hammond Louisiana. Kathy holds a Masters Degree in Human Service Counseling and has 15 years of experience in helping people find direction, hope, and success in their lives. She is also a gifted speaker, teacher and worship leader that believes in helping people realize their dreams and destinies.
How To Be HappyWritten by Garry Munro
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Where does it end?
Well answer is simple, it ends exactly where it starts, in your Mind.
Look back at what you have had or what you did in your life that really made you happy, was it something that was a passing fad or was it more to do with being with certain people, going to a special place, listening to music, being on your own?
Whatever it was, can you have it again? Can you reproduce that feeling?
The answer to your past and future happiness belongs to you, only you can make you happy because only you control your thoughts, other people may have an impact but remember your thoughts are you, so think happy and be happy.
Garry Munro has the Minds Alike web site at www.mindsalike.com.au where you can find more articles and information on success, happiness and self development.