Contributed by Michael Snow on Aug 13, 2008
Perhaps your list would be something like the one found in The Book of History, from an ancient Chinese religion. It has a list of the Five Happinesses which include: long life, riches, soundness of body and serenity of
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 23, 2008
APPROVAL OF THE MASTER
A young man once studied violin under a world-renowned master. Eventually the time came for the student’s first recital. Following each selection, despite the cheers of the crowd, the performer seemed dissatisfied.
Even after the last number, with the shouts louder
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008
Six weeks before he died, a reporter asked Elvis Presley, "Elvis, when you first started playing music, you said you wanted to be rich, famous and happy. Are you
I recently heard from a reliable source that research tells us teenage girls would rather be a gopher for a celebrity than be CEO of a major corporation. Fame is deceptive and beauty fleeting, as Proverbs says, but they are both mighty attractive to the superficial mind. We
Contributed by Shawn Kelly on Nov 2, 2008
There was a group of students in Texas taking a class on the psychology of emotions. The professor wanted to know what the opposite of happy was. One student raised their and said, "Sad."
Then the professor asked, "What's the opposite of depression?" "Elation,” another student
LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Nov 14, 2008
My grandma used to say, "MONEY MONEY MONEY, ain't worth nothing if you ain't got your health". Oh how right she was--now that I am
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 6, 2008
Happiness of heart can no more be attained without God than light and sunshine can be had without the sun. Happiness is heavenly born; its aroma is of heaven; it leads to heaven and its emblem is heaven. On every side, in every part of the universe men
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 6, 2008
Three enemies that oppose happiness--worry, boredom, and
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 5, 2009
The BBC (news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3157570.stm) did a study five years ago and published some interesting conclusions. According to the October 2, 2003 article, the happiest localities in the world are (in order): Nigeria, Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador and Puerto Rico.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
People who believe in God are happier than agnostics or atheists, claim British researchers. They become even happier the more they pray and go to church. The report found religious people were better able to cope with disappointments such as unemployment or divorce than
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
YOU ALREADY HAVE HAPPINESS
The angel asked, "You aren’t happy. How can I help you?" The poet replied, "I have everything. But I lack only one thing. Can you give it to me?" To which the angel happily said, "Sure. I can give you anything you desire."
The poet stared right into the angel’s
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 26, 2009
"Happiness is not a location."
--A quotation by "Charlie Chan" from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
Denmark is the happiest country in the world, while the U.S. languishes as 23rd happiest, says an English Univ.
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 18, 2009
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door.
It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2009
THREE PHASES TO AN ENJOYABLE LIFE
When I was a boy, I would watch the space launches on TV. The rockets were in three phases. As it got so high, the lowest section of the rocket would drop off. Then the second section would drop off until only the capsule would remain. It took all three
Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 25, 2009
John Ortberg said He recently saw an actual, academic, peer-reviewed journal called Journal of Happiness Studies. "Positive psychology" is the big new trend looking for how people can be happy.
One theme that keeps cropping up is the happiness paradox which says: "the more directly one aims to
Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 20, 2009
"I don’t think anyone can ever be fully happy. If you’re fully happy then you’re a miserable person, because the grass is always greener on the other side--it has to be. I’m not saying I’m miserable--in fact I’m the happiest I’ve been for a long time, but I’m no happier than I
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 15, 2009
Charles Spurgeon said, "You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what