Therefore, when others failed to meet her expectations, she not only felt hurt and angry, she felt unloved. I've enjoyed reading this book immensely. This feature makes if great for book clubs and Bible studies! I want to show you how. She incorporates her professional knowledge, her faith life, and wisdom with real life scenarios, all to lead us along a path of personal growth. In a moment of sin and passion, she committed adultery with a co-worker. What a refreshing and helpful book! She uses examples from her life along with others to explain the different points of each chapter.
I recommend this book for everyone. I have heard Leslie on radio programs but never had the pleasure of reading any of her books. In order to learn how to be happier, we need to recognize 1 our internal stories and scripts and then 2 how they create expectations that, when unmet, often lead to foolish decisions as well as feeling anxious, miserable, sad, angry, discouraged, and even depressed. Psychologists have called this the adaptation principle. Life often contains a yea and an ugh…all at the same time. Maybe it's the time of year, or just the busyness of life, but I've been a bit whiny lately. As soon as we feel good enough in one area, there are ten others where we feel insufficient or inadequate.
By nature I am a pessimist, and because of that leaning, I often make up internal stories about the worst things that can happen. What kinds of things bring joy, hope, peace, and love to your daily life? We become bored and apathetic, not happy. I now this book will be a great blessing to anyone who applies these concepts to their life. Terminally Unique Cindy failed to live up to her idealized version of the perfect Christian wife and mother. As a result of my thinking habits, I often feel anxious, and my peace and inner sense of well-being vanish.
Leslie communicates that happiness is not find in a person, place or thing but in God. Epictetus 2 Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. Unrealistic Expectations Janet told herself that her unhappiness resulted from not being good enough, thin enough, or pretty enough. You see, whether by nature we tend to look at the glass as half empty or half full, our perceptions determine our inner reality. I want to proclaim to the world: read this book! Nothing was ever the way she wanted it to be, or the way it should be. They have found their source of joy, peace, love, and hope to be God and are living in sync with their created purpose. Does god just want me to be happyshane pruitt read more about spiritual life growth christian living and faith.
Do you have any other books in the works right now? This gives us the chance to wake up and see what matters most. Take a minute and fill in the blanks for yourself. Throughout this part I will help you start to make small changes in order to acquire more positive emotions and inner well-being. Thank you, this will be a gift for many people in my life. When they failed to follow her script, she felt hurt, disappointed, and angry with them. My Review This book was like a kick in the pants for me.
Small changes can make a big difference. She even slept with her makeup on so she would look good in the morning. With biblical insight, Leslie guides readers to take simple steps as they…recognize and change habits that, day by day, keep them from experiencing happiness; make good choices and learn from mistakes without beating themselves up; develop the skills that enable them to let go of negative and painful emotions more quickly; and transform difficult circumstances so they can live with gratitude, joy, and purpose. He was convinced that if only he had this one gadget, life would be good. What do you think of the idea that happiness is a skill we can learn? My mother lost custody of all her children when I was 14 due to alcoholism and abusive behavior. I encourage everyone to read this.
Using scripture to support her suggestions for a happier life enforces her wisdom for encouraging change. A good marriage, adequate financial resources, even a clean home and well-behaved children do bring some measure of happiness. Young people, it is wonderful to be young! I'm buying her books for my daughters and sisters. For example, she believed life should be easy and fair. When the Israelites were entering the Promised Land, God warned them, When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery Deuteronomy 6:10-12.
After reading the first part of three parts I can tell you that I am going to look for other books from Leslie Vernick in the future easily. You will not want to put it down! He left these final words for us so we might glean understanding into what brings the heart true joy: Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning. Jesus tells us that if our eye is healthy, our whole body will be full of light Matthew 6:22. She clearly points out what we need to do and not do to become the beautiful and happy women God created us to be. I just made the comment the other day that it's not asking too much to be happy again. When my daughter started to drive, I made up all kinds of stories of dreadful accidents, carjackings, or mechanical failures.