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Happiness is …

“Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another” (Romans 14:16-19).

Unhappiness is a rather vague term, yet it encompasses so many little indefinite sore spots that often places the person who achieves true happiness in an enviable position. Happiness, then, becomes an important part of the healing process.

When asked to write down what they considered happiness to be, a small group of students came up with a variety of definitions. A few of them are:

Happiness is a cool drink of water on a hot summer day. Happiness is greeting your family after a long absence. Happiness is bringing a recovered patient home from the hospital. Happiness is love. Happiness is a telephone call from someone you love. Happiness is knowing God is not far away.