‘Tis the Season to Be Happy
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  • Dec 27, 2017
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‘Tis the Season to Be Happy

Another Christmas is here and many are winding down for the holidays. As you sit back to reflect on your plans for the rest of the year and the new year, 2018, here are a few things I would like you to put into consideration.

Embrace Benevolence: It is easy to get so wrapped up in our world, focus on our needs, and grow blind/deaf to the needs of others around us. So, as you plan for the new year, plan your benevolence as well. Plan the people, causes, or organisations that you will regularly give to as a way of being a blessing just as you have been blessed.

Keep Things Simple: Often times, the prospect of a new year can feel so like a clean slate to rewrite our lives and pursue all the dreams that come to mind. However, one wisdom we can apply is to realise that we can plan and spread our dreams across 2 years, 5 years, 10 years or more. This gives you the liberty to not try to do everything at once. With simplicity comes focus so keep things simple. Some would say, focus on one thing. My suggestion is do the most you can with the time you have in a way that doesn’t overstretch you to the point where the projects you choose to undertake suffer from lack of your optimal attention.

Stay True to Yourself: You may be at this point where you must make some crucial decisions that could affect the course of your life. While you may seek advice form several people, it is important to leave the final decision to yourself. As you decide, stay true to yourself. Listen to your heart, and thought the direction it may be nudging you towards may seem the rougher road to travel, trust me that road will bring the utmost fulfillment because it is the road where your heart will find joy, peace, and contentment. These virtues have no price tag.

Always Choose Happiness: The road may be rough and the journey far but whatever happens choose happiness. Keep your head above water, always look to the sources that keep you hopeful, happy, and determined to push forward no matter what. In the end, your legacy will prove the journey worthwhile.

Be the Solution: Wherever you are problems exist and will arise where there was none, but what will keep problems from festering is people rising to the challenge and doing something to bring a solution to the problem.

Be a solution in every space where you find yourself, and not part of the problem. This is the higher life, one where you don’t just know the problem, complain about the problem, discuss the problem extensively, analyse the issues but you go a step further to proffer a solution, and also put your back into the work required to make the solution reality.

Cheers to the happy season, cheers to a happy you, cheers to a happier world because you chose happiness.

Merry Christmas and God bless you!

 

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