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Alphabet of Happiness

To be able to read, we need to master our ABCs. To experience happiness, we need to be thankful for the simple things in life. Learn the Alphabet of Happiness. If you find it helpful, take time to share it with your boss, officemates and friends.

A - Accept. Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B - Break Away. Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

C - Create. Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

D - Decide. Decide that you'll be successful and joyful come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

E - Explore. Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

F - Forgive. Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

G - Grow. Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

H - Hope. Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

I - Ignore. Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

J - Journey. Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.

K - Know. Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

L - Love. Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.

M - Manage. Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.

N - Notice. Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

O - Open. Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.

P - Play. Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Q - Question. Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

R - Relax. Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

S - Share. Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

T - Try
. Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

U - Use. Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.

V - Value. Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and Be there for them as well.

W - Work. Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

X - X-Ray. Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

Y - Yield. Yield to commitment. Yield to your commitment to God. If you remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road. Matthew 6:33 tells us to "Seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you."

Z - Zoom. Zoom to God in prayer when you are overwhelmed with problems and challenges. He offers you not just happiness but deep and lasting joy.


 
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