Today is the International Day Of Happiness. If anybody ought to be happy, it ought to be Christians.
Nehemiah 8:10 – Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Proverbs 28:14 – Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
Isaiah 12:3 – Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Proverbs 16:20 – He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
Proverbs 29:18 – Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
John 16:24 – Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 – Rejoice evermore.
When charity Action for Happiness asked people to tweet, Instagram and Facebook photos of what made them happy, their aim was to try and reclaim happiness from the clutches of consumerism.
So, not the pair of new trainers or the car you’ve always wanted, but rather the things that – usually – require no currency and make you happy simply because they are.
The entries came flooding in – a reassuring sign that people are connected with their own happiness.
In fact, according to a recent survey by the charity, 87% of people would pick being happy over money, and the chief reason for happiness was their relationships with their friends and family. In other words: not money or what it can buy.
Source: Huffington Post | Poorna Bell