In several studies people were asked what they wanted most. Many people chose happiness. In fact, seeking happiness has become somewhat of a national pastime.
We look for it in possessions, homes, cars, jobs, relationships, etc. And while those things often bring us happiness, true happiness does not come from “out there” but “in here”.
If we could buy happiness every wealthy person would be happy. If happiness came from being healthy – every healthy person would be happy. So how then do we achieve that inner happiness?
We stop worrying about what we have or do not have and we stop allowing our emotions to control our lives. We go about our lives doing the things that bring us joy such as planting a garden, doing service, playing music, dancing, helping others, and spending time in nature.
W. Beran Wolfe wrote a book on “How to be Happy”, and in his book he said that “if you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, or growing Dahlias in his garden… He will become aware that he is happy in the course of living 24 crowded hours of the day.”
Here’s to a life of living 24 crowded hours each day…but don’t forget to pray and meditate before jumping into the crowd!
Today’s Quotes for the Week
“For every minute you’re angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”