HAPPINESS A GIFT
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” This is what Abe Lincoln felt.
For some, happiness is a common occurrence. For others, it is like a sunny day in a land of cloudy skies, rainy days. Happiness can be a sudden flash–here today, gone tomorrow. Often, a great win in sports creates massive happiness yet dissipates too quickly because it is not enough.
Yet, the real truth is happiness is an attitude, a state of mind. Happiness is a mental or emotional state of pleasurable well-being. This produces a delight in life.
Happiness is NOT:
- Feeling good all the time;
- Having everything you want materially;
- Reaching all your goals; or
- Having the perfect marriage and job.
These circumstances affecting our lives are happiness myths.
Happiness is a gift to be treasured. Happiness makes our soul blossom. Solomon agreed with this: “I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live…this is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13)
We will examine how we can grow our happiness in the next couple days.