There are so many ways we could accurately complete the sentence, “Happiness is…”. We all have people, events, interests, and things in our lives that make us happy. But we’ve also all discovered that happiness is not a permanent state of being. Happiness is, well, often short-lived. Fleeting. Temporary. Just because we are happy at the moment, doesn’tThe Happiness Myth mean that we will be happy at this same time tomorrow. Changing circumstances, changing moods, changing thoughts, and even changing relationships all contribute to the ebb and flow of our state of happiness.

We may not be able to guarantee a continued state of happiness, but we can have something that is more durable, more deeply rooted, and more constant: joy. Join us this Sunday at 10:30 AM at Liberty Hill as I talk about “The Happiness Myth,” and explore the difference between experiencing happiness and experiencing joy. Smile and be happy, but make a plan for what to do when the smiles are a little more difficult to come by!

Grace Received,

Joe Payne