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This Is It – And It’s Great!

In our “How Can I Be Happy” series, there is something to always keep in mind – this is it. This is life – it’s the ultimate gift. We need to start here and understand and celebrate the gift. There’s nothing else needed to be happy. In fact, we can maximize the gift of life, and our happiness!

Many of us, especially me, have done a really good job at complaining about the gift. Instead of celebrating, I complain. Instead of using my head to appreciate and use the gift, I expect life to fall in place for me. Doesn’t work this way – and that’s a good thing.

It’s a good thing because I have the power to use the gift of life! I can be as creative as I want, and use whatever I have at hand. Most days I have my mind at hand so that’s helpful, but I have lost it a few times.

That said, starting with what we have is key to answering “How Can I Be Happy.” Realizing the gift, and that it comes from a really cool God, sweetens things even more.

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~ Ted Olson


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