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The Primary Cause of Unhappiness

“The Primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it.”

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I’m always fascinated by how many people found happiness despite their circumstances. The more you ponder on it the more you realize that every story that has ever mattered points us to this simple truth. 💡
Think 💭 about this, Charlie and the chocolate factory, Snow White, cinderella, Job, different people throughout the Book of Mormon, and on and on all seem to find peace and joy even when they have every reason to be bitter and angry with circumstances. 🤢

 

My Personal Goal

When I was pregnant for the third time I made it not just a goal, but a requirement that every day I’d find something good, something to be grateful about.

Barfed 11 times today? That’s better than the 25 the day before.

Was it hard some days?

Pure torture.

Sometimes it was literally, “I’m grateful that today is over”, and that was good enough, but other days I could name so many things which got me through the darkest hours.

I’m not an expert but cade and I firmly believe that gratitude and hope turn into faith and strength.

But not right away.

No, it’s taking that first step to think more positive and then continuing to take the first step no matter how much you have to start over until suddenly you see the world as a place of light and possibilities instead of darkness and despair.

Want to Be Happier?

Want to be happier?

Choose to act happier.

Think happier and know that one day you will be happier.

 

Our Promise to You

We promise. We promise that thoughts turn into so much more because guess what, God happens to care about something as simple as you having a good day and as great as you having a good life.

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About the authors

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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8 comments

  • I just love how real and honest you are. You are very admirable. 🙂

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    • You are so sweet Tammy! Thank you!

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  • Thank you so much for sharing. This is something that I really needed to read to lift my spirits. My Dad would always tell me that “Misery loves company,” and what you’re saying is true. No matter what happens in life, it is entirely up to us to find the good-as well as happiness- through the bad and the ugly.
    God bless you

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    • Beautifully said Shawnae! Thank you so much!

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  • Love this and it is true. Thanks for sharing. This is something I definitely need to work on.

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    • Thank you Lori!

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  • Thank you for your post today. Something I needed this morning.

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    • Thank you Susan! I feel like I need this reminder every single day! Have a great weekend!

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