Steps to developing a happy outlook on life


H- Hopeful Outlook
    1. Be Open Minded- Genuine
    2. Be Open Hearted- Gracious
    3. Be Open Handed- Generous

A- Appreciative Outlook
    1. Be Truthful- Objective
    2. Be Thankful- Optimistic
    3. Be Thoughtful- Obedient

P- Peaceful Outlook
    1. Be Self-Confidence
    2. Be Self-Controlled
    3. Be Self-Conscious

P- Positive Outlook
   1. Be Pure in heart
   2. Be Poor in spirit
   3. Be Purposeful

Y- Youthful Outlook
     1. Be Playful
     2. Be Passionate
     3. Be Pliable

The Biblical prerequisites for Happiness
According to the Bible Happiness is an experience that cannot be found on its
own as it is a by-product of godly thinking, feelings and behavior.

Psalm 1:1-6

1 Blessed or Happy is the person that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


Matthew 5:3-12


3 “Blessed or Happy are the poor in spirit,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn,
   for they will be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek,
   for they will inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
   for they will be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful,
   for they will be shown mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
   for they will see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
   for they will be called children of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice
     and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


A Prescription for Happiness