A man received a book entitled Happiness as a gift from his friend and inside the front cover his friend wrote “Keep this book in your house and you will always have happiness in your home.” If only it was that easy!
Entire countries have actually tried to make their countries happier by creating a ministry of happiness. In Ecuador it is called the Ministry of Buen Vivir which means the "good life”. In Argentina it is called the Ministry of the People's Supreme Social Happiness. Both were created in 2013 but according to the World Happiness Report, Ecuador is ranked no. 48 and Argentina no. 23. Setting up a national ministry to create happier lives is not sufficient or even necessary.
The good news is we can control our own happiness. We have the capacity to create the happiness we are seeking by incorporating specific habits into our daily lives. In these next pages I will share with you five habits of happy people. If you can practice these and make them a part of your life - you can be happy.- See more at: http://www.highimpactliving.net/5habits.html#sthash.nusMCHPB.dpuf
Rick McDaniel is a noted author, international communicator and church leader. He is the founder/senior pastor of Richmond Community Church in Richmond, Virginia. The church is known for its contemporary and innovative services and has a worldwide reach through www.highimpactchurch.tv. McDaniel has earned three degrees including a masters degree from Boston College and an advanced degree from Duke University and is the author of four books including his latest “Comeback: Overcoming The Setbacks in Your Life.” He has traveled and spoken at conferences and churches worldwide spanning six continents. Through his writing and speaking he has become an evangelical voice to the culture on faith matters.