You know the old saying, “Happy is as happy does.” Well that’s certainly true, but it’s a bit more involved than that.
Hi! I’m Mitzi Neely and welcome to Peacefully Imperfect.
Today I’m kicking off the monthly series on Happiness.
The definition of happiness is contentment, cheerfulness, joyfulness, delight, good spirits, enjoyment, elation, and light-heartedness.
Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is.
Proverbs 15:13 tells us, “A Happy Heart makes the face cheerful.”
Some people believe happiness is an overrated emotion that’s wrapped up in an endless search for something we’re never going to find.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. Happiness and Joy are both used many times in scripture and in a number of verses they’re are used together. Happiness is indeed a choice.
Over and over again in scripture we see that our God is a happy, joy-filled God who wants His children to be happy.
But we live in a world struggling to define and understand what happiness looks like, what ‘being happy,’ really means and understanding how to draw happiness from the one and only source.
In his book, ‘Happiness,’ Randy Acorn says, “It’s not about seeking happiness,” but that you’ll find IN Jesus the happiness and joy you’ve always longed for.”
So let’s weed out those things that are getting in the way of our joy and happiness. As we work our way through this study I will send you a complimentary printable on the ‘8 Truths About Happiness.’ I want you to be encouraged, to enjoy the little things, to appreciate what you have and to realize contentment is a choice.
So as we go forward in the week ahead let’s be happy. Not because everything is good, but because we see the good in everything.
Blessings & Hugs! I’ll be praying for you this week.