I Want to Make God Smile

Updated on July 31, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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I want to make God smile. This is my ethics.

— Sean Dragon

Gratitude

Think of a cherished person. Someone who makes you feel good when you are near him or her. A person, that you entirely trust, because he or she has always been by your side to support you, to strengthen you, to be a light in the darkness of the stressful and frightening situations that you have gone through. Somebody you know that would do everything for you, just by pure love and without waiting for any reward. A beloved one that would do everything just to see you happy.

I know that now, as you imagine it, you smile unconsciously and fill up with positive thoughts. You feel one of the most wonderful feelings, and you feel it spontaneously and automatically, just by the thought of this beloved person. You feel gratitude.

Gratitude makes you become a better and more beautiful person and changes your mood for life just because it makes you want to offer love and help as a response to the love and help you've got. It urges you to find ways to make this person, who is the source of your gratitude, to smile. Because you know that the smile of this person will be a balm for your soul.

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What a blessed feeling is this, when you are feeling content, just because someone else feels happy, without asking something for yourself! It comes directly from our Divine core, and it can change our life because it is so positively addictive!

When you feel the euphoria created by the joy of the unselfish offer to a loved one, for the first time, you will want to experience it with more of your beloved persons. If you do it, this euphoria will become greater, and you will want to continue even with people who do not belong to your immediate circle, that is to say, you will want to apply it not only to your loved ones but to all the people you meet.

If you manage to offer unselfish love to those who until then considered "strangers," you will be reborn, and you will be a permanently cheerful, healthy and happy person, internally and externally. So you will become a person who will be a positive influence and a blessing for the world around you.

Modern psychiatry and psychology, re-discovering ancient knowledge, admit that the development of positive emotions, such as gratitude, has miraculous effects in the treatment of mental and physical diseases.

Gratitude in the Higher Level

Think now that we can raise this wonderful feeling to the highest level it could reach. This can be done when we express our gratitude to God acting in such a way as to make Him smile with joy! He is our Father and Creator and is always within and around us to offer us blessing and help in every situation. He is the most beloved of the loved ones.

Therefore, when we try with every thought, every word and act to make Him happy, we will become a blessing to others, and we will live the real happiness that no one and no situation will be able to deprive us of it, because it will be inner happiness that will be followed by physical health and well-being.

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Making God smile with all my thoughts, every word and act, this I want to be my ethics!

I'm addicted to the ethics of Love.

— Sean Dragon

Life Is Art

Every moment is magical, blessed and beautiful! Whether we understand it or not, its magic is available and ready to experience it and become our unique and magic moment.

There are no good or bad moments. There are only the moments we have to live, and these are God's gifts in our own path through time. Gifts that we are free to use as we want or even overtake them. Our choice of how we will use the gift or the gifts of each moment will also determine the course of our orbit through time. It will determine the colour and shape of each little tile that we will place in the mosaic that will be our life. Hence, we - nobody else - choose and create the image that our life will present to the Cosmos.

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Every moment is magical! Every moment is full of the Creator's love, full of blessings, full of gifts for each one of us.

— Sean Dragon

A good artist uses all available materials to complete his work. He will use the bright colours and beautiful shapes of cheerful and happy moments, but also the dark colours and strange shapes of the difficult ones. So every tough moment, if it finds its right place in the mosaic of our life, will finally have the same value as any joyous one and we will have taken advantage of its gift.

But we should have in mind that no one knows beforehand the size of this mosaic. Every piece we put, it may be the last one for us. It is therefore significant, with each piece we put, to improve the overall image without leaving it unfinished at the same time. Difficult, very difficult indeed! And if we consider that in our first steps in life, inexperience and ignorance leads us to a random and often chaotic placement of the pieces, it becomes even more difficult.

God gave me today, again, a wonderful gift of 86,400 seconds. I will fill as much as I can of them with love and light to thank Him.

— Sean Dragon

However, this is what makes this effort so interesting, so exciting. Because the secret is that even if in a large mosaic, there is only a small section that creates a beautiful picture, while the rest makes no sense, even then, this small section, magically, in the end, will change the overall picture and will unlock new creative possibilities.

We have only to try, and this will be good enough, at least at the beginning. The Universe has a high artistic conception since it has been created by the Great Artist. So, it will never scold us for the picture we presented, even if is a chaotic and dark one. Because for the Universe there are no beautiful and ugly mosaics-lives. There are only choices and respect for them. The whole thing has to do with how much pleasure and serenity will give to our Soul the final picture and what it will teach us for our next effort. Because there will be many efforts. Until our final mosaic become an integral part of the Great Divine Image. The sooner we achieve it, the better. That is why it is essential that we do not let any moment pass without enjoying its potential.

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Hence my effort is to respect the gifts of every moment and use them wisely. To achieve, despite my mistakes, to use as many of these moments I can, to create a picture of Grace and Love. An image which will finally please my Heart, but also Him.

I love all moments of my life and the image they show to the world for me.

— Sean Dragon

Gratitude for every moment of all my days!

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Ioannis Arvanitis

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      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        13 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        And you have my gratitude, my dear Charity, for your lovely comment! I am glad you liked it.

        God bless your kind Heart!

        Sean

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        charity mtisi 

        13 months ago from Johannesburg

        "...want to make God smile ', that made my heart warm. Thank you so much for the clarity in your writings. Its encouraging,resourceful as well. Gratitude is something that we can give for each day we do live. Thank you for the reminder .

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Thank you, my dear Sister Dora! Your comments always give joy to my Heart!

        Gratitude!

        Sean

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        Dora Weithers 

        20 months ago from The Caribbean

        Beautiful, inspirational and practical! "Every piece we put, it may be the last one for us." Sobering and worth remembering.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Your words are the best prize I could have, my Brother, Manatita!

        Your Heart is a Lantern for me.

        Gratitude!

        Sean

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Thank you so much, Linda, for your inspiring and beautiful comment! I wholeheartedly agree with you. My motto is:

        "Love is the answer to any question!"

        Thank you for the information about the National Friendship Day, too. I will celebrate!

        Gratitude!

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        20 months ago from london

        Excellent! You seem to be moving forward with the speed of a deer!

        Gratitude is the life-breath of God and is superior to practically all the virtues.

        This is a superbly excellent hub.

        "The most beautiful thing on earth is man's Gratitude to the Supreme, to God ... to the divinity in humanity. This is the beauty unparalelled and it will remain so throughout eternity." - Sri Chinmoy

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        Linda Lum 

        20 months ago from Washington State, USA

        Sean what a beautiful commentary on love. Did you know that August 5 is National Friendship Day?

        There are some who say that there is no God, that life began with a cosmic accident. If that were so, if evolution was a reality, there would be no place for love, no need for such an illogical emotion. Love makes no sense, but it makes all sense when we know and believe and accept that we were created by the ultimate Love.

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Thank you, my brother, John. Your comment is significant for me because I admire your work and I know we share a lot more than just a name!

        Admiration!

        Sean

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        John Hansen 

        20 months ago from Queensland Australia

        Sean, my brother, this is such a positive and inspiring article. We need to appreciate all the gifts we are given and utilize them to benefit all we come in contact with. That should make God smile.

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        You are indeed evergreen in Love and Gratefulness, my brother, Eric! It is what I loved in you from the first time I read your work. I am grateful for your comment, is a treasure for me!

        I feel your Light from thousand of miles away, and I know that this Light can cure any problem.

        I send my angel to support yours!

        Sean

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        Eric Dierker 

        20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        You have torn down my shield against love and smiling. I do not even need a funnel I am a wide open vessel for smiling, loving and gratefulness. I never questioned it but am happy for others that science bares out what you and I know instinctively.

        I thought once that I was deciduous and came to find out I am an evergreen.

        My oncology guide for yoga and meditation came up to me after "class" last Friday. After Raki she came up to me and said "I have never seen a person meditate with a huge grin on their face especially not here with cancer". I confessed I did not know I did. Grateful is not a thought but a being. I smile at my son's gratefulness And I am warmed by yours.

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