Then one day he heard about a hidden temple in Nepal that had a special room that contained the secret to happiness. He immediately sold all that he owned and set out to find this hidden temple. After many years of searching and countless hardships he arrived there. He was weary and pennyless, but he knew that none of that mattered now that he had found the temple. He asked a wise, smiling monk if he could enter the special room. The monk agreed and showed him the stairs leading to the room. He climbed them with legs shaking with anticipation and slowly opened the door. He stared into the room with sunlight streaming through the window and saw what he had come so far to find. There hanging on the wall was the secret of happiness. The man gazed at his reflection in the mirror and laughed.
It is time that we all realized that we are the secret to our own happiness. Happiness is a choice that we make within. God loves us and gives each one of us the ability to fill our lives with love, joy, peace, happiness, and oneness with Him. We need only choose to do so moment by moment and day by day. It doesn’t matter what our outer circumstances are either, because the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. Don’t spend the rest of your life searching the world for happiness then. Just look in the mirror and laugh. Just let the happiness that the Lord gives you flow from your heart, mind, and soul until it fills your life and the lives of all those around you.
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
-2 Chronicles 9:7 (King James)
Dear Lord, We pray that we will let the Joy that you give flow through us and that those around us we see you through our Joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen