International Day of Happiness

Originally posted on ggmandy dot com March 20, 2018

Who Knew There was a Day of Happiness?

So, today is the International Day of Happiness.

What is happiness anyway? The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as:

 : good fortune: prosperity

all happiness bechance to thee —William Shakespeare

 : a state of well-being and contentment: joy

: a pleasurable or satisfying experience 

I wish you every happiness in life.

MIriam-Webster Dictionary

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.

Scriptures from the video

Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.

Philippians 3:1

You will show me the way of life,

    granting me the joy of your presence

    and the pleasures of living with you forever.

Psalm 16:11

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Philemon 7

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!

    The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.

Psalm 41:1

I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.

3 John 4:4

For I hope to visit you soon and talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete.

2 John 1:12

The watchmen shout and sing with joy,

    for before their very eyes

    they see the Lord returning to Jerusalem.

Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song,

    for the Lord has comforted his people.

    He has redeemed Jerusalem.

Isaiah 52:8,9

Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,

    who have no confidence in the proud

    or in those who worship idols.

Psalm 40:4

“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.

Romans 4:7

In Conclusion

In short, joy is found through accepting Jesus Christ as Your Savior. If you would like to learn more, click here.

Have a happy Joyful day!

Mandy Signature
Savannah, GA

About Mandy Farmer

Pastor's Wife (retired) &  Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.

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