Friday, 31 January 2014

Published AGAIN - Happiness :)

I am so blessed to say that my work has again been published on Fr. Anthony's website. His introduction of me is so sweet and touching...so thank you, Abouna! I am so blessed to have this opportunity yet again!

This post is about happiness. It is something we all want and desire. But today, we often get missed messages about what happiness is. Is it having everything you want? Being rich? Thin? Having a family? Being close to God? Being smart?

I challenge you to read this post and consider your own experiences with happiness and how you define it. Please read it and comment here and on Fr. Anthony's site and share your feelings or experiences, or feedback! http://franthony.com/2014/01/defining-happiness/

Thank you to all my readers and family, and friends. You are all so wonderful. I cannot believe how many blessings and publishing chances God has given me. Thank you, Lord, for making me happy.

37 comments:

  1. This post making me very happy on Friday .

    Shady

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  2. Blessed are those who endorse happiness.

    Sam Ibrahim

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  3. Happiness is contagious ,let be happy

    Jenn
    Welland

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  4. Yes Journey that needs to continue
    God bless you

    Mary
    Mississauga

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  5. Hey
    Happy for you
    Anastashia

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  6. You deserve the blessings Of Fr A

    Anne

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  7. You made me and my daughter happy Marina and you deserve


    JP
    A thankful mother

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  8. I am happy to readthis blog and Happy from your hopeful mesage and the nice words of father

    With my humble respect
    Mohammad

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  9. Let me send you a happy wish for the new Chinese year

    S K

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  10. Yahoooooo

    Elora

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  11. Happiness prolongs life and enhance immune system and prevent illness and chronic disease.
    feel happy no matter what
    life is short to cry over spilled milk
    CJ
    RN

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  12. I feel more happier when I read your blog and follow your progress.

    Gerry

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  13. My most happiness was when I felt I am recovered from my ED after years of suffering without knowing .I give you lots of credit for my recovery and happiness.
    I do believe happiness is our right and the only one thing make you really really happy is feeling healthy.

    Nanaraj

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  14. My happiness will be fulfilled when I become a famous politician.
    However I am pleased with my life and this makes me happy.

    Jack

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  15. Happiness comes from satisfaction and satisfactions comes from feeling content with all the blessing We have from God.

    Mary
    Mississauga

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  16. Happiness to me is feeling healthy and people do not bother me with silly comments.

    Kapoor

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  17. Happiness to me is feeling healthy and people do not bother me with silly comments.

    Kapoor

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  18. I feel more happy when I have lots of money as winning a lottery

    Sebastien

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  19. Pyuish
    Is very happy today to know you are happy.
    You deserve the happiness my dear

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  20. I was sad enough and as you know since my recovery from depression,I am committed to my happiness and feeling hopeful no matter what.
    Your blog,strong faith endorse my belief

    Mays

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  21. I never left a comment here but today I will as I am an example of happiness all the time even when things do not go the way I hope .
    My strong belief help me not to worry about any thing as God is taking care of all the worries

    Nickesha

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  22. I am happy for your strong belief and I like the way you explain happiness and what make people happy and what the real happiness is.
    Keep healthy and happy and praise the Lord

    Sandra D

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  23. As you know I am Iraqi and I believe in God and I had rough time with stress but now I meditate daily,read the Bible daily and feel happy.When I do not feel well<i speak to mother who gives me positives advise.
    May God bless you Marina and Fr Anthony.

    Raja

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  24. I read your reflection on happiness and Father's introduction. In short paragraph you let us reflect on what is happiness and what really should make us happy and why We do not feel happy sometimes.
    I do believe God loves us and wants all of us feel happy ,but sometimes we do not feel happy and we should figure out why and treat our selves. For sure unhappiness is not from God .it is human made and we should fight to get our right to feel happy

    Lariviere

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  25. You are ardorable .
    Not only you help others to recover but you want all of us to live happy.
    Thank you

    Kadesha

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  26. Your blog always make me optomistic and happy despite any tough time

    Zak

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  27. I am nervous but I like to feel happy all the time and that is why I am glued to your blog

    Hamza

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  28. Talking and defining happiness is very interesting.
    Keep your happiness,hope and success

    Pierrette

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  29. Happy days ahead for every body

    Shahinaz

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  30. May be not easy or practical to feel happy all the time but We all need to do it
    fake it till you make it.

    You are GEM

    Lillian

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  31. I felt the real happiness when I recovered from my alcohol and depression and since then I have been enjoying happiness. Next on my to do list is to accept Jesus.
    I have been inspired by you and your belief Marina

    Carlos

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  32. feeling hopeful makes me feel happy and reading your blog making me feel hopeful
    Cheers

    Eric

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  33. Recently I read your article published by Good News .You articulately showed us what is the true ,honest and sincere love .
    Now You are showing us what is the real happiness and how to feel happy even when you are facing a challenge .
    You are a gifted person
    May God bless you

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  34. I am in partial recovery where I am physically healthy and back to my norm , but my thoughts are still disordered. You are doing amazing keep it up :)

    Katie

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    1. Recovery is like happiness a life long journey and not a destination.
      \\\\\\\\\\\recovery takes time and effort and needs to continue.
      The distorted thoughts are the hardest and the last one to recover.
      Please challenge the distorted thoughts as those are ED thoughts and not your thoughts Katie.
      ED is our enemy and We can not believe or listen to our enemy.
      Replace all negative thoughts with good happy hopeful optimistic thoughts.
      Read Marina's blog and NEDIC blog.
      Read a Holy book if you believe
      You will defeat the negative thoughts soon

      Kelly W

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  35. Marina
    I feel happy reading your blog and also like reading the positive hopeful comments like those written by Kelly.
    Keep up my dear
    You are making us healthy and happy.

    Clorado

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  36. I am so happy that you conquered ED and now you promoting happiness.
    I hope Katie can work on the distorted thoughts so that she can recover completely.
    If you go to library and get Feeling good hand book, will help Katie for sure .I did help me long ago .

    Horta

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