Finding lasting happiness seems to be like getting in shape physically. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but the more you do it the easier it becomes. You have to work your positivity muscles daily; if you do it, over time it will become much easier.
There's More To Life Than Being Happy ~ Very thought-provoking article about what constitutes "happiness." Forty percent of Americans either do not think their lives have a clear sense of purpose or are neutral about whether their lives have purpose. The single-minded pursuit of happiness is ironically leaving people *less* happy, according to recent research. "It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness." ~ Viktor Frankl
This is a glorious time of the year, simple in origin, deep in meaning, beautiful in tradition and custom, rich in memories, and charitable in spirit. It has an attraction to which our hearts are readily drawn. This joyful season brings to each of us a measure of happiness that corresponds to the degree in which we have turned our mind, feelings, and actions to the spirit of Christmas. Thomas S. Monson