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…

If You Were a Tree You’d Have Roots; Instead You’re a Human with Feet (A Message on Moving On) (Soul. Musings. 01/31/17)

Many times, we settle for where we are and for what we have because we think it is safe. We are ruled by the idea of staying because we are afraid of what it will feel like and actually be like to move into a new environment with new people, new opportunities, and new responsibilities.

We are frightened by the thought of moving on simply because we cannot bear to leave behind the familiar. Sometimes what we know and have can be the best blessing, but at other times, it can be the very things that keep us back from fulfilling our dreams. Read more…

SATISFACTION (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/08/17)

SATISFACTION (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/08/17) (Right-click to download)

SATISFACTION (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/08/17)
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Too many people look for satisfaction in things, people, and events. People and things are often used as tools to gain happiness and fulfillment. But these are very weak tools. If you want to be satisfied, find out from God what your real purpose is in life and then start walking in that direction. You will never be completely satisfied until you do the things you were born to do.


What Decides Your Happiness (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/20/16)

What Decides Your Happiness (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/20/16) (Right-click to download)

What Decides Your Happiness (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/20/16)
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The motives, intentions, and actions of other people cannot be the deciding factor in whether you have a happy life.


Happy and Grateful (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/17/16)

Happy and Grateful (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/17/16) (Right-click to download)

Happy and Grateful (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/17/16)
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Be happy. Be grateful.


Happiness Journey (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/16/16)

Happiness Journey (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/16/16) (Right-click to download)

Happiness Journey (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/16/16)
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Happiness is not a destination; it’s the journey.


Take the Highway, Not the Back Road (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 343)


Philippians 3:7 (NLT)
I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.

You have probably heard stories before of people who seemed to have it all. They had money, power, status, big homes, fine cars, expensive clothing and jewelry, and the ability to get anything and everything they wanted. They were well known, in large part because of what they owned, if not for what they did. But at the end of their lives or at certain times during their lives, those who tell stories will say that on the inside everything was falling apart, they lacked a life of meaning, they felt empty — a deep hole in the soul. Read more…

8 Habits of Happy Folks (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 340)


“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
— Ashley Montagu

“The pursuit of happiness” isn’t just words engraved into the Declaration of Independence. It’s the core goal of almost every human being.

While happiness often depends on the happenings, research shows that our actions and thoughts dictate a large portion of how happy or unhappy we become. We have more control of “the pursuit of happiness” than we imagine. Read more…

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