“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is a very important phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The Declaration says these are rights that have been given to every single person by God.
We have the right to pursue Happiness in every area of our lives, but I believe that our happiness can not infringe on the rights and freedoms of others. Not only that but we need to learn to respect the right of others to pursue their own happiness. As long as that pursuit is not breaking laws or damaging other individuals and their property.
We do not need to agree with their life choices or support them on their choices but we do need to learn to respect them and give them the freedom to live their own lives.
If we spend our time focusing on what other people do that we do not agree with, then there is no time left to focus on our own happiness.
We find happiness in every day life, for example in the changes in nature. We delight in seeing the changes in the vegetation around us and are grateful for the chance to witness God´s hand at work.
Taking time to stop our busy lifestyles to simply look around and notice the beauty that surrounds us, brings great satisfaction and makes us happy. Sharing these peaceful times with our loved ones makes it even better.
Take time to look around you this weekend, take a deep breath in the fresh air and be happy! Simple things are the best in life!
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