Here are Five More Tips from Pope Francis so that you might find happiness —
11. “Take Risks, Even If You End Up Being Wrong”
In order to be happy Pope Francis says we must be active in our lives and not observe it “from the balcony” or be like “a parked car.” “Don’t confuse happiness with a couch,” he says, encouraging us to take risks and to overcome our fears so as to not live with an “anesthetized soul.”
12. “Walk With Others”
Pope Francis underlines the importance of having a community and close knit relationships to allow us to be happy. “Walk in community, with friends, with those who love you: this helps you get to your goal. And if you fall, get back up,” he states, saying that it is important to not “remain fallen.”
13. “Live Gratuity”
Francis encourages us to learn from God who “gives freely, to the point that he even helps those who are not faithful.” God calls on us not to be constantly measuring what we give and receive in return. “We received life for free; we did not pay for it. So we can all give without expecting anything,” the Pope explains.
14. “Look Beyond the Darkness”
“Do not stop looking for the light in the midst of the darkness we so often carry in our hearts and see around us,” Francis encourages. He invites us to “look up” so as to “overcome the temptation to remain lying on the floors of our fears.”
15. “Remember That You Are Destined for the Best”
Finally, for the last tip, Pope Francis reminds us again that “God wants the best for us: he wants us to be happy.” God does not ask us for anything but simply leaves in our hearts a joy that is “full and unselfish” and “never watered-down.”
Are YOU active and taking risks in YOUR life, or are YOU like a “parked car” or “observing life from the balcony?”
I DON’T HAVE THE STRENGTH AND THE WISDOM TO GET THROUGH A SINGLE DAY WITHOUT GUIDANCE AND GRACE FROM GOD!!
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