STOP AND THINK – Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. (Storm Jameson, 20th century English journalist and author)
Note Jameson’s five requirements to be happy: feeling, enjoyment, reasoning, risk, and being needed. Perhaps the most important component is to be needed. When you can serve someone else, it not only helps them, but it also gives you a sense of joyful accomplishment.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them (Hebrews 6:10).