Seeking God Through a Lens – What Brings Happiness?
by Deb Powell
If you ever had a cat, you’ll know they have the ability to give and receive just like humans. Things like: comfort, love, companionship, entertainment, and yes, even stress.
Sometimes the simplest things bring the most happiness.
Sadly though, some people don’t give much anymore, they are stuck in the game of:
Let’s see how much I can get!
Bigger houses and miles and miles of storage units prove this.
We have become obsessed with ‘stuff’!
These most wanted items are collected by using time we can’t replace, and take us away from things like being with loved ones, yes, even our cats! Lol!
You say this ‘stuff’ brings happiness? Some does, but usually only for a short time.
If you don’t think this is true, reflect back to some of the most well-to-do people you can, who had everything and more, then killed themselves. Robin Williams is the latest one.
Why, because they were happy? Obviously not.
Stuff does not bring happiness!
Statistics have proven that those who give of themselves are happier than those who don’t. Quite often they’re healthier too.
This was predicted by Jesus himself in Acts 20:35:
I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way we must help the weak, remembering the words that the Lord Jesus himself said: “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” (GNT, emphasis is author’s)
So if you ever wonder why you’re not happy, or why your happiness doesn’t last, I encourage you to give something of yourself then see how you feel.
This is one of God’s laws, like gravity; it’s just the way it works.
Our days are happier when we give someone a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.
A smile can change a person’s whole world.
You’ll be surprised at what really brings you happiness. (tweet this)
Linking today with Sunday Stillness.
For over 30 years Deb’s writing journey has been challenged by life’s storms. Her strong faith, experiences, and passion for writing and helping people, have been the motivation that has kept her going.
Since God has given her the gift of encouraging, Deb loves to use this to reach others face to face, and through inspirational writing. Her portfolio has been built with articles on such things as, faith, community events and school issues, as well as unique tips for making life easier, homeschooling, and healthy eating.
She also makes her own humorous greeting cards, and writes funny poems for adults, and children. She is on her second light mystery novel, and is looking to publish one of her children’s books.
Deb has always enjoyed photography, but even more since her kids bought her a digital camera for her birthday seven years ago. She loves sharing the majestic beauty of creation with others and likes to add thoughts or lessons to them. She says God shows her a scripture verse for every photo.
Deb is a member of The Word Guild and writes a regular column for Kimberley Payne’s web site ‘Healthy Eating’ called‘: ’Easy Vegan Healthy Eating on the Go!’ Deb has been a vegetarian for 15 years and a vegan for 9. She gets a kick out of people’s reactions when she tells them she lives on a beef farm. Deb lives in the Grey and Bruce area of Ontario, has 3 adult children, and last October her first grandchild.