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Things.

we might  get snow tomorrow and we’re happy about that.

See that? Happy. Okay so here the definition of happy is going to be “pleasant feelings or associations” with an event or thing, like snow.

and i mean i have nothing against feeling happy about stuff. Feelings are nice. Note that you can also feel angry, sad, surprised or bitter. These are all feelings.

So having pleasant feelings is all well and good. I’m not sure how reliable this information is, but I read that the reason we have mood swings is because the brain’s hormones controlling emotions are unpredictable. The hormones that produce happiness and sadness are actually very similar to each other, so that’s why it’s common to go from pleasantly happy to depressingly sad.

The point is, you can’t rely on the Happy Hormones™ or even events or occurrences to sustain happiness. This is something I see in magazines–“How to Trigger Your Happy Hormones!”

I’m like, seriously? Are you thinking that’s the only way to be happy?

If we rely only on things we can see–know–feel–touch–to be happy, well, that’s not happiness. Your happiness shouldn’t depend on things. 

Things can’t make you happy. You were meant for more than what you can know: than what you can see.

2 Corinthians 4:18: So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

goodbye for now.

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3 thoughts on “Things.”

  1. That is so true! We can’t rely on things, or even other people to give us true happiness! Only Jesus! I love the verse you put with it! 🙂 Thank you for the amazing post! (I realize now that I am late in commenting on this one XD)

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      1. No problem, it’s been a busy few months as we draw near to the end of the school year. Thanks, you too! 😀

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