Daniella Whyte

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Nothing Exciting Happens on Most Days: A Message on Happiness and Meaning (Soul. Musings. 03/26/17)

People have long debated the question of what is happiness? We often use the term “happiness” as a catch-all to describe a range of emotions from excitement to contentment and every positive feeling in between.

Over the last several years, scientists and researchers have done solid work to help us understand what happiness is and how we can cultivate it in our lives. As it turns out, happiness has nothing to do with how much money you have in your bank account or how many clothes you have in your closet. Read more…

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3 Ways We Hinder Our Own Growth (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 251)

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“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Physical growth is automatic. Personal growth is a choice. Choices are the things we can control. It shapes us into better people, or worse. It helps us improve on our journey, or regress. It gives us freedom to do the things we should, or binds for doing the things we shouldn’t. It is by choice that we choose to grow inwardly, or by default, choose not to grow at all. Growth takes work and making the right choice is equally as hard. Nothing is more powerful than the ability to make the right decision, and at the same time, nothing can be more destructive than making the wrong one. Read more…

It Is All A Gift (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 204)

It Is All A Gift

1 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT)
What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?

Everything you and I have is a gift from God. This is why He doesn’t want us to compete with other people or compare what we have to what someone else has. When we envy other people, we tell God how unhappy we are with His will for our lives. Instead of wishing for what someone else has, we need to remind ourselves that God has given us everything we need in life. Read more…

Prayer: Peace, Strength, and Gratitude

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Prayer: Fully Living This Life

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New Release! “Gratitude Is…” Now Available!

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Gratitude Is…

Gratitude is one of those words that comes across as an idea, an afterthought, as something obviously to be done in passing without much thought. But sometimes, the deeper meaning of gratitude and the benefits that come from it are overlooked. In favor of what we consider to be more important virtues, gratitude often slips to the very last position on our list or never even makes the cut. In the pages of Gratitude Is… readers will discover what gratitude is, why it is essential to living an abundant life, and uncover the wonderful results that come from developing a lifestyle of gratitude. Read more…

Prayer: Loud Grumbling vs. Loud Gratitude

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Prayer: Contentment

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