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16 Tips to Live Happily

  1. Learn to laugh with others, and at yourself (Proverbs 17:22).

  2. Spend time with older people; learn from their wisdom (Proverbs 19:20).

  3. Enjoy the innocence and purity of children (Matthew 18:1–6).

  4. Work with all your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

  5. Live life like you will live forever, because you will (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

  6. Plan as though you will die tomorrow, because you might (James 4:14).

  7. Say something encouraging to someone; be specific and genuine (Hebrews 3:13).

  8. Give something away with no strings attached (2 Corinthians 9:7).

  9. Help someone in need; expect nothing in return (Matthew 25:35–40).

  10. Forgive others as many times as needed (Matthew 18:21–22).

  11. Ask for forgiveness; a clean conscience makes for a soft pillow (1 John 1:9).

  12. Pray often and be specific (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

  13. Count your blessings (you might lose count) (Ephesians 1:3).

  14. Love God, love your neighbors, and love yourself (Matthew 22:37–39).

  15. Bow to the Lord—better now than later (Philippians 2:10).

  16. Obey God’s commands (Matthew 7:21-27).

Brett Petrillo

Denver, CO


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