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The Pursuit of Happiness: Smile

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Ecclesiastes 2:26

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness,

 

Smiling is contagious. When we see a person smile or laugh sincerely, we can’t help but wonder about their happiness. As we get older, there are times that we forget that a smile makes wonders for our mind. As a matter of fact, there are times that we forget to smile.


Smile: Its Beauty

Isn’t it beautiful to see the smile of a child? What about that angelic smile they show during their sleeping hours? Some say that when a child smiles in their sleep, angels are playing with them while they look out for them. How sweet is that?

One of the most tender moments in life is for a parent to see their children’s smiles radiate and light up a room. Awe, What a wonderful spectacle to keep in our memories. Their smile is like a breath of fresh air, a cool breeze in the Spring, or a rainbow that lights up the sky.


Pursuit of Happiness

I was thinking about the pursuit of happiness and wondered if knowing what I know now, would have made my life better. I wonder if I would have made different choices, or different decisions. Then I worry that somehow knowing more then, may have changed the outcome of my life.

However, it is great to realize that the pursuit of happiness is a search that we all look for in all the wrong places.

We pursue happiness in the companionship of others.

We pursue happiness in the monetary aspects of life.

We pursue happiness in the furthering of our education.

We pursue happiness in the small pleasures of life.

There is, absolutely, nothing wrong with pursuing the above. Yet, when we have them, we still feel empty and lack the full happiness that we seek.

Why is that?

I have concluded that the reason is that happiness is not anywhere that needs to be looked for. Happiness has always been within our reach. Happiness comes from within. There is no need to search for it. It has been a part of each of us all along.

How many troubles could I have avoided had I known that to find happiness all I had to do was look in my heart, find God within it, and the rest was a complement to what I already possessed.

Yes, the pursuit of happiness is the seeking of God, his peace, his love, his everlasting promise, and his continued companionship along our life-long path.

Imagine how I felt. I finally discovered my source of happiness. No one, nothing, no circumstances, situations, spoken words, or possessions can ever take it away, nor make it any better. All they can do is affect my human emotional state for a short while, but they cannot take away my overall feeling of eternal happiness.

How beautiful to know!!!

Are you in pursuit of happiness, or have you realized that it is already a part of you?

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2 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Happiness: Smile

  1. Happiness is a part of who I am. As Paul said godliness with contentment is great gain.

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