A Word of Encouragement

International Day of Happiness

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

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!

8 thoughts on “International Day of Happiness

  1. It might be new this year or at least recent.. trying to get people out of depression and such. Thanks for dropping by and listening in.

  2. Enjoyed seeing your face and hearing your voice. I did not know there was and International Day of Happiness. Joy is my favorite word besides Nana and Mom of course. Never heard that beautiful song. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It’s slightly easier for me to video then write these days as i deal with my chronic pain. Thanks for coming by to check it out.

  4. Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice singing this lovely hymn today. And thank you for Scriptures that stir up such hope to know we can find true joy in our Lord!

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