So, today is the International Day of Happiness.
What is happiness anyway? The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as:
1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity
- all happiness bechance to thee —William Shakespeare
2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy
b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience
- I wish you every happiness in life.
The thing about happiness is that it depends on your circumstance.
You are only happy when things are going well. It is relative to your happenstance. Such as being happy on the day you graduate from high school. But that kind of “happy” doesn’t last long because your circumstances can change in an instant.
I submit that we should rather strive for joy. The dictionary gave the same type of definition as for happiness but what they fail to tell you is that joy is not dependant on what’s happening around you. Joy can be constant in your life, regardless of the situation.
Here’s a short video where I shared what joy is and where you can find it. You might be surprised by the places where joy can be found. Take a few moments and listen in.
In short, joy is found through accepting Jesus Christ as Your Savior. If you would like to learn more, click here.
Have a happy, but more importantly Joyful day!
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Where do YOU find joy? Leave your answer in the comments below!