As another general rule, happiness comes from unlikely sources. For instance, happiness can come from being generous. I know that I find happiness in giving a really good waiter a really good tip. Happy people are also encouraging to other people. Happy people don't criticize; they build others up with positive words. Happy people know that God is awesome and that every good and perfect gift is from God.
Happy people know that happiness does not come from relationships, for people are always changing. Happy people know that happiness does not depend on successes or failures or events or how much money is in the bank.
Psalm 43:5 says, "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God."
Happy people know whose they are, and they happily praise Him. All day. Every day.
Verna Davis, author and speaker, writes in Frankton. She can be reahed at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.