What makes you happy? What do you think being happy means? It is defined as enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment. But to me that sounds more like definition of joy.
There are times when we are happier than others. It is an emotion not a state of our hearts always. There is a huge difference between being happy and being joyful. I can be sad but still have joy.
What brings joy into our lives? Or should I say Who? The only way to feel true joy is to have a relationship with God and Jesus. I wished I had learned this earlier in my life, but God has brought me to where I am today very carefully.
Being in my 50’s 😮, I have learned so much over the last few years. I have by no means ‘arrived,’ but I am striving to be better than I was; to see more than I ever have in others and myself; to know God more, and more intimately.
I think being happy is a decision we can wake up to every day. We all have problems, and there are days when it is not appropriate to decide to be happy, but overall, it is a decision. We never know to whom we will show Jesus. If we walk around with a frown, then how will they ever know. But if we can smile through the pain knowing in Whom we have joy, then we will be witnesses for Him.