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I believe that it is not a matter of how much we have materially or financially, but how much we enjoy the things that we do have that either make us happy or not. I like what Ralph Waldo Emerson has to say about happiness. “Happiness is a bottle of perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. “

John 13:34-35  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

 

 

 


Resources On How To Be Happy!

 

 


What Is Happiness?

Bill-Greguska- Pius-XI-Basketball-picture-sophomore-year! NeedEncouragement.com

Loving God and loving others is what real happiness is all about, although I did find much pleasure in playing basketball while growing up!

Happiness is being able to love God and love others. Happiness and joy are not the same; your happenings determine happiness, but joy and comfort are from God inside your heart! When you are asked, are you happy? Or how are you doing? What is your usual response? One significant thing many people do wrong is to compare themselves to other people. When I am the happiest, it does not always mean that things are going the way I hoped or planned them to be. It is more of peace that I have with the situation that I am in today. Then the next question is how the Lord is directing me and what he wants me to do.  Are you happy or just going through the motions of living? I find myself the most satisfied when I am doing something nice for someone else or doing something that I know pleases God, which makes me happy. Not every moment of my day is full of joy and happiness, but in the big picture of the day, I find that a happy day is just interrupted by some sad moments here and there. The problem comes in when I allow those terrible moments or situations. You may say to mess up the rest of my day. When I was younger and less mature, this was more of daily practice for me. When I got older and a little wiser, I could learn how to detach my feelings so that the so-called bad feelings would not dominate over the rest of the day. Dwelling, focusing on, re-running old tapes, and keeping records of wrongs others have done to you is a sure way of preventing your day from reaching your maximum potential for happiness. ~ Bill Greguska

 

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Is True Happiness Possible?

 

 


How Much Happiness And Joy do You Have In Your Life?

Are Joy And Happiness A Part Of Your Life? NeedEncouragement.com

Happiness has a lot to do with attitude!

Realize Happiness Is Superficial Joy Is In Your Heart!

It would be a lie if I said that every moment of every day of my life, I was full of happiness, although I can tell you that my life has direction and purpose because of my relationship with God. To find happiness in your heart, you need to define what real joy is and know where to go to discover it. Pastor Stuart Briscoe from Elmbrook Church has a tongue-twisting, yet so very exact definition of happiness that goes like this:

 

“Many people feel that their happiness is directly related to their happenings.

If their happenings happen to happen, the way they happen, to want their happenings to happen, they are happy.

But if their happens don’t happen to happen the way they happen to want their happenings to happen, they are unhappy!” ~ Pastor Stuart Briscoe

 

If this describes you at all, you can now choose to find your true happiness and encouragement by following the example and teaching of Jesus Christ.  Just to let you know, my life has changed because of my relationship with God through His Son. I am still growing, and I’m not quite where I want to be yet, but I’m sure NOT where it used to be! We are all works in progress.

 

 


 

Are You Happy? (The Habits Of Happiness)

 

Psalm 37:4  Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

 

 


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