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)

We’d like to think that happiness is easy to come by. After all, the right to happiness is guaranteed in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. But, as often noted, it really depends on our attitude and choices. Personal choices and responses determine a good bit about our state of mind and emotions. Our relationship with God is critical, too.

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