Most of us think of happiness as a reaction to an event,but it is actually a state of mind that has very little to do with what is going on around us.
We have seen over and over that lasting happiness is not found in winning lottery,having a beautiful body or eliminating wrinkles.All these things are temporarily elating ,but the thrill quickly wears off and we are soon as happy or unhappy as we were before.
While happiness is our natural state,we've been trained to feel more comfortable with unhappiness.In a strange way we are not used to happiness ;at times it feels not only unnatural but undeserved.
We are God's precious children.We are meant to enjoy all wonders around us and we must remember that we have more to give to others ,to the suffering when we ourselves are happy.
In reality ,happy people are the least self-absorbed and self-centered among us.They often volunteer their time and provide service to others,they are often kinder,more loving ,forgiving and caring than their unhappy counterparts.Happiness expands our capacity to give.
Happiness is not the result of an event,it does not depend on circumstances.WE i repeat WE determine our happiness and not what is going on around us.