Be Happy!

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man – Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Brent Sharpe, a licensed marriage and family therapist, wrote that the key to strengthening or restoring a marriage relationship is to change behavior.

Think about it….feelings are a byproduct of behavior. Right behavior produces right feelings. And the good thing is that we get to control our behavior, so if we change our behavior the feelings will change. Behavior is a choice.

Give it a try. Start with your co-workers. Regardless of any challenges at work – say good morning to everyone that you see without expecting anything in return. Be upbeat. Be happy about your greeting. I bet that you will feel a change inside….and you might even see a change in those people around you.

And then give it a try with your wife. Treat her right, no matter how you feel inside or how she is treating you. Have no expectation of anything in return. Remember…this is about making you feel better through the exercise of treating others right. I bet that you will start to feel new energy and excitement about your marriage. I bet that it will eventually transfer to your wife and family.


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