These three quotes on happiness gave me some things to consider.

life is way to short

dont' put the key to your happiness in someone elses pocket

How are you doing with your own experience of happiness, contentment, being at peace, enjoying well-being, and what I like to call FLOURISHING. Augustine uses the old fashioned rarely heard word - BLISS.

Grace to you,

Four Things to Know About Happiness (From the Christian Worldview)

happiness depends on character which depends on God

The Christian faith, and its ancient interpreters are in agreement about many things.

One, that happiness is what we are meant for. We had original happiness (bliss) in the garden. We will have it one day in the future, either in the New Heavens and New Earth where there are no more tears.

Two, that happiness is not based on what you have around you, but what you have inside you. In other words, it is the interior world of virtue, character and morality that is necessary for true happiness. 

Highly Intentional About Happiness

Ten Small Things That Will Promote Happiness

This was an interesting list. The blog this link takes you to is a little longer then some, but you can still read it in a few minutes. However, here is the list of 10 small things that help happiness.

1.  Do cultural things.

2.  Keep a diary/journal and reread it.

3.  Make small talk with a stranger.

4.  But have meaningful conversations too.

5.  Live in the suberbs and get involved.

6.  Listen to sad songs, they provide emotional release.

7.  Spend money on experiences, not items.

15 Things to Give Up If You Want to be Happy

Here is a list of 15 Things to Give Up if you want to be happy.

I want to change one word in this and say, give up these 15 things if you want to be a good person, a person who makes a positive difference in the lives of others, who wants to leave the world a better place than how you found it. 

Oh yes... and if you become a good person who adds values and makes a difference, it is very likely that you will experience deep satisfaction and genuine happiness.

Look them over.
Which ones have you already given up?
Which ones are next on your To-Give-Up List?

Which ones do you think will be the hardest to give up?

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