Happy People Don’t Seek Happiness

In our last article we discussed what happy people say to themselves every day and how they view things. As promised, in this article we will talk about WHY happy people are able to view things as they do.

So here it is... the secret that ALL happy people possess... They realize the world is bigger than themselves – that the world does not revolve around them. What do we mean exactly by this?

Happy people are not focused on their own happiness. They are not seeking happiness. They are seeking to bring others happiness.

Happy people go about their lives looking for ways to enhance other people’s lives. They are seeking ways to bring a smile to someone else’s face and heart. They seek peace and joy for others.

And why do they do this? Let’s take this even a step further – to the real reason...

They realize that life is all about God, not themselves.

Happy people realize their purpose for being here in this world. They realize that they are here to bring glory to God so they seek to know God and to form and maintain a relationship with Him. They seek to bring God glory in all they do. That includes bringing others joy.

I realize that for some people this is a bold statement for me the make, but it’s nothing more than the truth. You see, as long as someone does not have a relationship with God there will ALWAYS be a hole, a void in their lives - something missing. This point can be argued, but it does not change the fact that they will always have this void that can only be filled by God and a relationship with Him.

Someone can refuse to accept this and go live the life they choose and do whatever they want, but they will always be brought back to this truth. They will always have this void unless and until they form a relationship with God, realize it’s all about God and then seek to make others happy. Filling this void gives people purpose and meaning. This is why happy people are able to look at everything as an opportunity – an opportunity to bring glory to God.

It is important to note that a true relationship with God takes commitment, but the joys and rewards are innumerable... way beyond what anyone could ever imagine.

So the question arises… How do I come to know God and form a relationship with Him? The best free resources I have found are



Use the above resources to learn about God and form a relationship with Him.

As you go throughout your day look for ways to bring joy to others. Act on it.

Author's Bio: 

Jennifer Abbott has been fascinated by psychology and the mind for as long as she can remember. She has spent a large part of her adult life studying the cognitive mind in both formal and informal education.

After going through a course that teaches how to remove unhappiness, depression and addictions, Abbott now teaches these time test principles. Peace and a positive attitude are the outcome.

In her quest for answers to life’s questions she found many books that taught the power of the cognitive mind and how to reprogram it for good. She makes all the classics for personal growth available in one place at www.empoweredreader.com (online personal growth bookstore and coffee shop) and on her blog www.empoweredreader.blogspot.com discusses principles needed to achieve happiness.