Sep. 17: What Makes Us Happy

We spend more time worrying than we do just enjoying life and being happy, and maybe there’s a simple reason for that. Maybe it’s because we’re looking for happiness in all the wrong places—like having a lot of money or owning the latest gadgets.

Okay, then, what does make us happy?  Writer Vesela Simic shared some of her suggestions:

Don’t be a hermit.  Share the joys and sorrows of life with a spouse or a friend.

Remember to say “thank you.”  Develop an “attitude of gratitude,” and see if it doesn’t improve the way you look at life.

Work toward a meaningful goal.  It’s true; we need a purpose to life.

Live in the present.  Don’t dwell on the past; don’t worry about the future.  Enjoy the peace of the now with God.
Emphasize the positive.  Focus on what’s right instead of on what’s wrong.

Believe in the presence of God.  Study after study shows that those who believe in God are happier than those who don’t!

Let the righteous be joyful. (Psalm 68:3)

Jesus, increase my happiness.

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