Friday, October 29, 2010

Where Is Happiness

What makes you happy? I was asked that question recently?
I happiness in the following (no special order):
Being a wife, Mom and Grandma
visits with the grandsons
all my kids together
taking the puppy for a walk and crushing leaves
falling snow flakes
date night with hubby
someone else cooking our meal
a cup of tea and good book
in a boat on a lake
visiting WV and friends
watching family play sports

You get the idea I could go on. But what if those things couldn't be anymore. The kids are growing and moving away. Grandson will grow and have an active life where they live. Autumn and winder only last 1/2 a year. Money runs tight so date nights end. Someday I will go blind (Dr. says) with my back problems travel may be come a problem. Are you getting the picture. What makes me happen can dissolve.

What I come to realize is I've been putting my happiness into the situations of my life. I need to learn how to put my total happiness in God.

Philippians 4:8-12
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

1 comment:

ashlie + david fernadez said...

I'm sorry to burst your bubble but happyness is found in the Mormon church. Raed about us and youll knwo the truth and I pray youll find true happyness one day. =) I know you can. LOL