Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. (Ayn Rand, U.S. Russian-born novelist)

Rand reminds us once again that happiness doesn’t just happen. We don’t get it by waiting for events or people to bring it to us; we must pursue those activities and goals that will bring contentment and a sense of fulfillment when we achieve them. In other words, make it your purpose to do something worthwhile When you do, the reward is happiness.

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live (Ecclesiastes 3:12).