Happiness is Just One Thought Away-Learn How Now

Do we really know what happiness is? There have been times when I have wondered if I am really as happy as I am supposed to be. Have you ever wondered if this is all there is to life? You know, you think that maybe, just maybe, there is more to this world and you are missing out. The truth is, we all have these thoughts about happiness and life and sometimes they make us feel as though we are in a permanent rut. However, I have good news; it does not have to be that way.

Happiness is a state of mind over which we have full control. Most of the time when we are feeling down or inadequate, we tend to let our minds focus on what is wrong rather than realizing all that is good with us and all around us. No matter your situation, rich, poor, homeless, unemployed or simply lonely, each one of us can be happy in an instant.

The key is simple and it takes little effort and it costs us nothing. It all starts with our thoughts and our belief that euphoria can and does exist. Too often, people hear about great ways to become happy and they try one of these ways. Then they become skeptical wondering why happiness did not immediately manifest itself in their lives. Simply put, we must first believe in what we are trying to achieve and then get out of our own way. When you are able to clear your mind and understand that happiness is a few simple thoughts away, then it will flow to you like a river of love.

Several years ago, I was in a very bad place and was not sure if I would ever emerge from it. In fact, many times I felt like just giving up. I kept telling myself that if I could just weather this storm and get back to being like I was before I would survive. This thought made total sense to me at the time, but now my view on happiness and growth are completely different. Let me explain…

I learned that when we are in the midst of a life storm, our goal should never be to get back to where we were before the storm. No, the goal should be to emerge from the storm better than we were before. Think about it, if you are going through a major storm and you finally see the light, it just makes sense to have learned from it and come out better than you were before it. I believe that your goal should be to make each new day better than your yesterday. Now, how do we do that?

It is simple – It all starts in your mind and with your thoughts. Happy thoughts that you believe in will lead to happy results. Our mind is a muscle that loves to be exercised and when we feed it happiness, it will respond in kind. Each and every day, we have the ability to practice happiness and watch it work. Here is a great exercise to do each morning. When you get up, make sure that the first thing you feed your mind is a thought of happiness. Your brain will retain this thought and it will carry over throughout your day. You will begin to notice other people including strangers treating you with happiness as well. This will all take place simply because you have set the tone for your mind to operate. Remember, however you think, your body will follow.

Maybe you are in the midst of a storm in your life right now. Fear not. Try thinking and believing happy thoughts and experience what happens. Not only will your crisis subside, but you will begin to see that you are even stronger, wiser and better after it is all over. Remember, nothing in life is a quick fix, take the time to practice this each and every morning. Keep a log of your day for 30 days and then look back and see what you have been able to achieve. I promise, you will be amazed at how happy you can really become.

Simply put, happiness is truly a choice within.

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About The Author

B. Patrick Lewis

B. Patrick Lewis is a devout Christian who believes that without the mercy and forgiveness of God he would not be alive today. In the late 90’s, B. Patrick Lewis’s life was spinning out of control. But for the grace of God, family and rehabilitation, he has now become a leader in the Christian community. He is a devoted family man, published author and ordained pastor. He believes in second chances and encourages everyone to take a deep look within to discover their own truth. Choice Within is founded upon three basic principles of life – Gratitude, Love and Forgiveness. “We are all one and we are all Gods beautiful children. I believe life is too short not to love.” – B. Patrick Lewis


  • Brenda Brenda

    Reply Reply June 19, 2017

    Comment…wow!! the feeling of owning and controlling my own happiness is overwhelming!! thanx

    • B Patrick Lewis

      B Patrick Lewis

      Reply Reply June 19, 2017

      Hello Brenda, Yes its so true, to be in control of your own destiny and understand that happiness is within is incredible. Thanks for your comment and please continue to keep me posted on your life journey,
      B. Patrick Lewis

  • Barbara

    Reply Reply June 20, 2017

    Thank you so much for such excellent advice! I am going to make it a practice to think happy thoughts as soon as I wake! So that my mind will operate throughout my day on a happy note! And I am definitely going to keep a log of my accomplishments too! This can build confidence. I know we have so much power that hasn’t been tapped into! And I appreciate the tools like this to help me live a happy life everyday regardless of my situation. God bless you always! Thanks again for your obedience to Christ. Your a gem! 💖😊

  • susie woods

    Reply Reply June 20, 2017

    I think happiness is within your self when you feel good about your self you can smile and say thank you lord for another day

    • B Patrick Lewis

      B Patrick Lewis

      Reply Reply June 20, 2017

      So true Susie, thanks for your comment. Please continue to contribute.

  • Nancy Jean Smith

    Reply Reply June 20, 2017

    Pastor “B,”

    My Happiness comes from within and it comes from who is within me! “Greater is HE that is living in me than he who is in the world.”

    At the VA Hospital yesterday, a lady asked me how I was doing and I told her that I am truly blessed and highly favored. She went on to ask me how can I feel that way when you look so tired, you’re in a wheelchair, and you look like you are sick, and I stopped her in her tracks. I told her that I don’t look at what is around me because it’s TEMPORARY! She then asked me if I felt bad or sick and I told her that it doesn’t matter how I feel, what I look like, or even the fact that I am in a wheelchair. I told her that I don’t look at these things. I told her that I look at the end result and what I see down the way, “Oh my goodness!” She didn’t understand, so I told her that the end result, no matter where you’re looking is ALWAYS Jesus Christ, and when you’re looking to Him, you can’t help but be happy, no matter what your situation is. I don’t think she understood, as she just shrugged her shoulders and walked away. I said a silent prayer for her.

    Pastor “B” when I get up the morning I do a big stretch and then I say: “Good morning God, good morning Abba Father, good morning Jesus, good morning Holy Spirit, good morning my Angel Mom and Dad, good morning Cleo, good morning granddad and grandmom, good morning all my Angels.

    God thank You, for the gift of allowing me to see another day, that was not promised to me. God this is Your Day! Help me find myself in Your Day!




    – Nancy Jean –

  • Dipuo mamabolo

    Reply Reply June 21, 2017

    Thank u so much for the article,it is really inspiring.I choose Happiness!!!

  • Naomi jabrah

    Reply Reply June 22, 2017

    Thnx soo much,knowing that I have the choice to be happy . I love that, God richly bless u

  • Immanuel Conrads

    Reply Reply June 24, 2017

    Its really a good article i have been blessed with it continue lifting us within.

  • Ankomah Samuel

    Reply Reply June 27, 2017

    I enjoyed the article very much and I’m really motivated to put it into practice. Our thoughts are merely our actions and it depends on what we think about either positive or negative however I choose to be happy even when life hits me hard. The Bible says in Romans 12:2: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Thank you very much for this wonderful article. God bless You!

  • Virginia

    Reply Reply July 9, 2017

    I believe too that life is too short not to love.

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