According to Facebook, today is World Smile Day. So . . . SMILE! There doesn't that feel good on your face? It looks good! You should keep it there. Below is an article from January 2010 about happiness. I share it again to make you smile. Happiness has less to do with what we have … Continue reading Be Happy and Smile
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
This title comes from the second paragraph of The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." What a … Continue reading Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Making a Habit of Joy
Tragedies, tornadoes, floods, fire, drought, earthquakes, wars, terrorism, violence, crime, economic crisis, gas prices, health care, and agendas against Judeo-Christian values only begin the list of issues we face as Christians. With all that against us; what, on earth, do we have to shout joyfully about? Yet when we turn to Psalm 66 we read … Continue reading Making a Habit of Joy
What makes you happy? When are you feeling your best? We live in a world that looks for happiness. Even the Founding Fathers of the United States include the pursuit of happiness as one of mankind's inalienable rights. (Note that to pursue happiness is a right, not happiness.) According to these men, this right is … Continue reading Pursuing Happiness
Keys to Happiness
A list and a song this morning:Start with a SMILE.Focus on others above self.Value relationships above possessions.Be a servant instead of the one served.Accentuate the positive over the negative.Be active, get off the couch.Read a book, turn off the TV.Avoid the fake euphoria produced by chemicals (alcohol, drugs, etc.).Take a walk in nature and enjoy … Continue reading Keys to Happiness
This past week, one of my electronic devices, a wonderful piece of technology, began having what appears to be hardware issues. This computer did this once before and after a day or two of problem solving I thought it would still serve me. Two weeks ago a different computer went through a recurring issue, one that I … Continue reading Our Problems
Marriage Protection Monday
I am calling today Marriage Protection Monday and I would like to hear from you. What do you and your spouse do to protect your marriage? To start off our discussion, here are six things to remember that I believe will help protect your marriage. I will leave the practical application to you. Please take … Continue reading Marriage Protection Monday
How to be Happy
Ecclesiastes 3:12 says, "I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live," (ESV). Here are a few simple rules for a happy life: 1. Decide to be happy. Happiness is a choice. Look for pleasure in the most simple things. 2. Rule … Continue reading How to be Happy
What Makes You Happy?
Happiness has less to do with what we have or accomplish and more to do with what we value. In the July 2008 Reader’s Digest, Arthur Brooks’ article “Why We’re Happy” explains as Mr. Brooks states, “I had always thought that marching to the beat of my own drummer and making my own values as … Continue reading What Makes You Happy?