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The McDonalds “Happy Meal” might be the most famous meal in all the world.

It's a meal for a kid that’s served at McDonalds restaurants that promises to make them happy – at least for a few fleeting minutes!

In the mid-1970s, a MacDonald’s restaurant in Guatemala offered a hamburger, small fries and a small sundae specifically for kids.

The idea was eventually brought to the attention of McDonald's head office who then asked Bob Bernstein, to develop the idea further. Bernstein thought marketing a meal for kids would make everyone happier. Kids could now get a packaged meal all their own instead of just picking at their parent's food.

Bernstein branded it “the happy meal” - meals designed especially for kids and featuring a toy. Happy kids meant happy parents too!

Who hasn’t gone to MacDonald’s looking for that elusive thing called happiness? If only finding happiness was that easy!

Psalm 1 says the key to happiness is holiness. The word "blessed" in this psalm actually means happiness.

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