I searched for happiness for a great number of years outside of myself and I believed that if I could just obtain the perfect job, relationship, or material possessions etc. then I would be happy.
I thought that if I only managed well, stayed focused, and dug in, that I could wrestle happiness out of life.
But I finally learned that my thinking was backward
Life is not a search for happiness!
Happiness is a by-product of living the right kind of a life, of doing the right thing.
Do not search for happiness, search for right living and happiness will be your reward.
Life is sometimes a march of duty during dull, dark days.
But happiness will come again, as God’s smile of recognition of your faithfulness.
True happiness is always the by-product of a life well lived.
The above is my experience, but maybe you’ve found happiness a different way, or never found happiness at all.
Please let us know what you believe.