Like most attributes we long for (peace, patience, goodness), a happy heart takes root in the discipline of giving thanks. It’s the secret weapon of the joyous Christian! But what is it about gratitude that creates a happy heart?

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Commit to the following things for 30 days and watch joy come into your life:

  1. Start a joy journal.
  2. Play Pollyanna’s “Glad Game.” (The article below gives more details for those of us that haven’t seen the movie – myself included)
  3. Look for the silver lining.
  4. Say “thank you” before “please.” (This is a great tip that has helped us in our prayer lives and to keep perspective on the many things we have already been given.)
  5. Remember the “Thanksgiving Special.”
  6. Try a Scripture search. Search for the reasons to rejoice in the Bible. I’m always amazed at what I learn, when I take the time to look just a little. It only takes 5 minutes.
  7. Just ask. Have you tried asking God for to fill your heart with joy and what He would like you to do to give you joy?

Click this link to read the full article on the 7 Secrets to a Happy Heart

Authentic Christian Living team

Authentic Christian Living team

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