Pray, trust, and don’t worry. These are wise words from one of my favorite saints. It is a lot harder to do than you would think. So then what should be done to find that happiness and joy and peace one desires?

LIVE in the NOW. So much of life is spent either 1/regretting the past 2/worrying about the future that the present joys of today slip right by unnoticed and unappreciated.

STOP stressing over NEGATIVE. One can notice so many things wrong that what is right is overlooked. A cloud of negativity can quickly poison your outlook and steer you in a direction not worth going.

THANK God for his HANDIWORK whether you like it or not. ie pretty flower, standstill traffic, complement from a friend, achievement at work, frustration in self-growth.

PRAY EVERYDAY. Life is a relationship with the Creator and Savior. Life is so empty unless we are given the opportunity to be more than we think possible. This can only be done with daily communication not just empty words but really saying things as they are and learning to listen to what is given us in the day-to-day and in scripture.

BE HEALTHY. Eat balanced meals 2/3 complex carbohydrates and 1/3 lean protein. Exercise. Even if it is as simple as going for a walk around the block.

BE HAPPY. Look for little treasures. Thank God for them. Try to receive the fulfillment He desires to give.

ADORE. Often sit in God’s Presence in wonder and awe. Lay stuff out on the line for him. Leave your burdens and move on.

EMBRACE what life is currently offering you whether suffering or joy.