Check out this fun video for a quick glimpse of this whole Day of Happiness deal and then I’ll tell you more about why people around the world think it’s worth designating a day for us all to focus on the good, spread happiness and choose it for ourselves!
I understand! But through the hard days, I have learned that we can build lasting habits that increase our resilience and improve our happiness levels over time. I have come to want to make the words my own from Paul in Phillipians 4:12, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
So, despite the circumstances of our lives, can we really train ourselves to become happier? The also science says yes. Our happiness level is a result of a complex interaction of genes and behaviors. While each of us has a genetic set point for happiness in the way we do for weight, we also have the ability to offset it, which brings us to the most important takeaway from the scientific research: You have the power to take control of your thoughts, behaviors, and actions. Indeed, we can even learn to be intentional about taking every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ.
(2 Corinthians 2:5)