“You have to be happy first, and give happiness, to receive happy things! It can’t happen any other way, because whatever you want to receive in life, you must give first! You are in command of your feelings, you are in command of your love, and the force of love will give back to you whatever you give out.” Rhonda Byrne
“We love him, because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 (KJV)
In the second quotation, from 1 John, the “him” is God. “We love him, because he first loved us.”
We love others in the same way, because God first loved us. He has taught us how to love, and when we are enthralled with that particular sense of Love that emanates from God Himself, we will be happy. Love makes happy.
When we are feeling down, we can uplift our affect by thinking, just thinking, of those things we love. The change is immediate. When we move into a mellow feeling, God’s love is pouring down upon our heads. And happiness follows.
If we don’t have a sense of love enthralling us, we often won’t feel happy.
It is just that simple. It is said, “Love makes the world go ‘round.’” And indeed it does.
Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret, recommends mood shifters, having a mental list of things that brighten our day, and these things are the things that we love. If one doesn’t work for us at a given time, we can shift to another until we do find the magic elixir.
Go within, smile inwardly at those things we love, and the happiness that has eluded us will return.