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
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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
MYTHS AND TRUTHS OF HAPPINESS
In David G. Myers book The Pursuit Of Happiness (1993), he addresses the truth about what genuinely brings happiness and contentment to people’s lives. In his epilogue after going through many studies, he sums up his findings:
By scrutinizing the fruits of
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 12, 2010
PARENTING "TO MAKE MY CHILD HAPPY"
Several years ago, I was part of a great church in Omaha, Nebraska that ran a Christian school. When the parents of the students were surveyed and asked "What is your main role as a parent to your child?" the number one response was "To make my child happpy."
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on May 8, 2010
All he ever wanted was more. He wanted more money so he turned inherited wealth into a billion dollars worth of assets. He wanted more fame so he broke into the Hollywood scene and soon became a film producer and star. He wanted more thrills so he designed, built and piloted the fastest airplane in
Contributed by Jeremy Lane on May 15, 2010
Hannibal the great was a Carthaginian military commander around the year 200 B.C. He is thought of as one of the great military leaders of all time, alongside Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and others. There is a story that says as a boy Hannibal begged his father to take him to a war overseas.
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
HOW TO BE MISERABLE
From an unknown source comes an article titled, "How To Be Miserable." It says,
* "Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use 'I' as often as possible.
* Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others.
* Listen greedily to what people say about you.
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
"HAPPINESS IS THE LORD"
Ira F. Stanphill was born in Belview, New Mexico, in 1914. He has written more than 550 songs, the most popular of which are "Mansion over the Hilltop," "Room at the Cross," and, of course, "Happiness Is the Lord."
On any number of occasions the Lord has given a song
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
OUR DEEPEST NEED
Several years ago in an interview during his battle with cancer, theologian Francis Schaeffer said, "The only way to be foolishly happy in this world is to be young enough, well enough, and have money enough--and not give a care about other people. But as soon as you don’t have
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 23, 2011
NON-CHRISTIANS CAN BE HAPPY
I didn't say that non-Christians can't be happy or that they can't be content. Sure they can be happy...as long as life goes the way they want it to go. As long as our health is good, we enjoy our job, people love us and the sky is blue, anybody can be fairly content
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2011
RELATIONSHIPS MATTER MOST IN HAPPINESS
In 1937, a researcher at Harvard University began a study (originally named The Harvard Study of Adult Development) on what factors contribute to human well-being and happiness. The research team selected 268 male Harvard students who seemed healthy and
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 7, 2012
THE KEY TO HAPPINESS...?
Want to be happy? A 26-year study of Germans suggests it’s not that hard:
• Marry someone who’s not neurotic.
• Focus more on friends and family, less on material goods.
• Get involved in making the world a better place.
• Have a job but also enough time for
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
“Service that is duty-motivated breaths death. Service that flows out of our inward person is life, and joy and peace. The risen Christ beckons us to the ministry of the towel. Perhaps you would like to begin by experimenting with a prayer that a number of us have used. Begin
Contributed by Brien Sims on Dec 13, 2007
If you went to the doctor for a surgery and he told you that he wouldn’t be wearing sterile gloves, wouldn’t be sterilizing any of the equipment he had used for the last operation, and gave you a 1 in 3 chance of contracting a disease, you would probably leave in a heartbeat. Today, sterilization
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
Spirituality is a major contributor to a child’s overall happiness (more so than for adults), finds a University of British Columbia study. Past studies have shown that in adults, spiritual feelings and higher levels of religious behavior typically account for about 5% of a person’s overall