Happiness is a decision -- a choice.
If you wait for "happenings" to make you happy -- you'll be waiting
most of the time.
Life isn't easy. It brings a measure of pain, as well as joy. The thorns come with the roses.
There's no such thing as a thornless life.
John Calvin said, "We must develop a better and deeper concept of happiness than that held by the world, which makes a happy life consist of ease, honor, and great wealth."
Now, it's a wonderful thing when somebody pushes the "easy button" for us. When plans go better than anticipated, we all rejoice.
It always feels good to be appreciated and honored. We are all glad to be recognized for "extra mile" effort.
Having extra money is always nice. "Money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure comes in handy!"
Nevertheless, if we must depend on ease, honor and wealth to make us happy, we are doomed to misery
When we chase happiness by these avenues, we'll never find it. It's like trying to catch a butterfly with your hands.
When we seek the Higher Truth, rather than these lesser desires, we find what we've been wanting all along!
Follow the God-path, and the joy will follow.
"Seek first, the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
Your roses may have thorns, but don't forget -- your thorns may have some roses too!