The first prompt from the book “God Is My Happy Place” is:
“When do you feel the happiest?”
The first things that pop into my mind are:
When I don’t have to perform for people to like me.
When I’m being myself and that’s ok.
When I’m with my husband.
When I’m alone with God and experiencing His peace.
When I’m not worried.
When im doing things I enjoy, such as cooking, coloring, reading, etc.
When I am cognizant of who I am in Christ.
These are just a few things that I could think of, but ultimately happiness is a choice. I choose to be happy. I can choose to be happy even when doing something I don’t enjoy. Maybe I decide to do something with my husband of his choosing, but I’m not really fond of doing that. I can still choose to be happy and allow him to enjoy himself.
The opposite is also true. I choose to be miserable by dwelling on the negative. Dwelling on the negative can also cause me not to enjoy things that I normally enjoy doing.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 NIV