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While the word “happy” may sound shallow or superficial, happiness really is something everyone longs for. It’s an internal sense of fulfillment and well-being. Although happiness is different than joy, it is something we do well to develop.
What does it take to be happy? The truth is, external things never create long-term happiness or joy. A deep sense of fulfillment and well-being is always the result of internal attitudes and good, godly habits.
Here are four things that are guaranteed to increase your level of happiness:
1. Get connected to God and good people. Don’t be a loner.
2. Consistently count your blessings. Be grateful.
3. Be a contributor. Give your time, treasure, and talents to God and others.
4. Be content. Stop comparing your lot in life with anyone else’s. Be the person God made you to be and do your best with the opportunities He has provided you.
Happiness is the result of practicing the right habits, not having all the right happenings in your life!