I am on a plane as I type this. I am looking over the foothills of West Virginia and it has me thinking. What is happiness?

-can you create it?

-can it be given to you?

-can you take it?

-can you buy it?

I believe the answer to these questions is a resounding “yes!” I believe happiness is relevant to your situation. My situation is different than your situation. Your happiness is different than my happiness but we are searching for it. What makes you happy? I can also tell you that it changes. Time moves on, situations change, and our taste changes (I still don’t like corn).

I can think of a hundred different things that make me happy but I wanted to narrow it down to ten. Here they are in no particular order.

1) It makes me happy to see people smile. Even for that moment something is creating that smile.

2) It makes me happy to read short stories of WWII. The greatest generation.

3) It makes me happy to sit around with my parents. I enjoy there craziness and there problems. Retirement is difficult.

4) It makes me happy to hang out with my daughters. I see their struggles and I love watching them work it out. Smart daughters will wear down a Dad. Don’t even get me started about the son-in-law and grand baby. What a blessing.

5) It makes me happy to serve our country. Being a Chaplain is one of the greatest ministries I’ve ever been involved in. Help others. It’s extremely encouraging.

6) It makes me happy working on my old vehicles. I love my jeep and cadillac. The Porsche 951 will be in the garage next year. *focused*

7) It makes me happy to travel. I love meeting new people and seeing new things. Did you know that there is a great restaurant in Findlay Ohio called Mancy’s? Now you do.

8) It makes me happy to hang out with my wife. To be loved is priceless and she does that well. What a road it has been but what a road it has been worth traveling.

9) It makes me happy to work for the company I work for. I enjoy figuring this thing out. I enjoy learning from those around me. What a blessing.

10) It makes me happy to know that my future is sealed by my relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s extremely comforting to know that to die is gain.

We all have different means and methods to our happiness. Are you searching for it? It’s worth finding!

“If it moves, salute it; if it doesn’t move, pick it up; and if you can’t pick it up, paint it.” » Unknown

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