Friday, July 1, 2011

The Far Side of Happiness

 Ever hear someone say, "you can't buy happiness"? What do they mean? To me they are saying is that no matter what your worldly status is, happiness isn't something you can go out and get in a gift wrapped box. It's something you work for. So ask yourself, "Am I happy?"
If you are, think about how you came to be that way. If you are not, well, the same question applies. To me it seems like both paths usually stem from one trail, choices. The things we choose to do now will not only have an immediate effect on us, but most likely a lasting one too. Who do you want to be in your future, someone like Mr. Crawley, having to go buy his happiness? (I wouldn't suggest it, because like everything else we buy it will eventually wear out and break. It's not made to last a life time, only to satisfy you until you get bored or find something better.) Or do you want to find that true, lasting happiness? Well from what I have seen, the only way we can gain that lasting joy is by doing the things we know are right, even if the rest of the world doesn't agree. I bet you Mr. Crawley wouldn't be looking for a store to buy his happiness if he was making the right choices. But he knew that what he was doing would not give him what he wanted, so he took the world's advice and went for what seemed like the next best thing. Don't be a Mr. Crawley. Decide right now what path you are on, and what path you want to be on. Then act, and choose what is right. There are people out there doing it right now, so make a difference in your own life and choose now who you will be in the future.


  1. I love the far side comics. they're my favorite. A blog well done!

  2. True happiness is "only" found in a fully surrendered life to the Lord Jesus Christ, you can't buy it and you cannot work for it... it is a free gift, all you need to do is receive it! :)
    Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.

  3. Thanks to whoever posted the last comment. You're right, it is through Christ, and following Him that we can find true happiness. And thanks for the scripture, I've never heard that one before ;)

  4. Great blog! I really enjoyed it.