STOP AND THINK – Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere. (Nicolas Chamfort, 18th century French writer)

Apparently, according to Chamfort, the idea of “happy-go-lucky” is not realistic. Wow, is happiness really that hard to achieve? If it cannot be found outside ourselves, where can a person find it? Since we often make happiness dependent on our feelings or our immediate circumstances, perhaps it can be found only in the spiritual realm.

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)