Friday, August 23, 2013

Being Happy with Who You Are


It's elusive, in a mysterious kind of way.

Ask yourself, Are you happy?

What makes you happy? Is it your family? Your career? Your friends? Your pets? All of the above? Something else, entirely?

I thought at one time that to be happy I had to have a great career and work a lot and make lots of money.
Thank God, I don't think like that anymore. I had some serious life lessons that taught me that a great career is not the road to happiness.

My faith is my road to happiness. With faith and trust in God, nothing is impossible. I am a very happy person.

I feel that I live a well balanced life. I don't let stress or other triggers get to me and build up until they spill over into a Bipolar episode. I am diligent about tracking my moods and keeping away from anything that might be a trigger.

I trust in God and follow his Word by reading it every day.

So, how are you going to find happiness in your life? What would you give up so that you could be truly happy?

Do you need to find balance in your life? What could you do to help yourself achieve the right balance in your life?

I "gave up" a stressful career as a Technical Writer and now I write whatever I want. Whenever I want. I've had five novels and two novellas published. I'm currently working on a Bipolar memoir. I set my own schedule. I keep up with several blogs, this one, My Balanced Life and Your Writing Coach.

I have hobbies like doing jigsaw puzzles. They're great for relieving any stress and anxiety.

I have two pets that I adore and give me great pleasure. An American Eskimo dog and Sun Conure parrot.

Best of all, I have the love and support of a wonderful husband who understands and accepts me for who I am.

I am a happy person.

Are you?


  1. Honestly, yes. I am happy. Most of the time. :)-Ashley

  2. {Melinda} Love this post ... I am not always happy, but I am content knowing that I'm right where God wants me, doing what He's called me to do, even though it really doesn't make sense financially or to a lot of people.

  3. Ashley, I'm glad to hear you're happy. :-) Melinda, thanks for posting, following God and his path is more important than anything else. I'm glad you see that. I hope that it makes you happy. Have a blessed day!

  4. I recently blogged about this in regards to contentment. Even though I may not be in the stage of life I'd like or anything like that, I know God has a plan for me and that's a blessing.

  5. Susannah, trust in the Lord. His plans are wonderful and he has such great hope for you.


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