The old phrase we here, oh so often is …” I just want to be happy”!! I sometimes wonder if we get this concept twisted or perhaps we look at it too superficially. I think that we miss the mark when we say all we want is happiness. I think that in the bigger picture we are all in search for peace in our soul. Think about that for a second because what I have noticed over time is that when I feel stillness/ peace in some kind of way happiness follows along as a side kick to peace. Go back in time and think about the times in your life where you have experienced that peace. Did you feel happiness/ joy in your core?? People achieve peace in multiple ways I usually find my peace through prayer, some may do it through meditation. For me the scriptures have helped me figure some of this out along the way. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. That’s the promise I lean on and if you ever experience it , it truly is a peace that surpasses ALL HUMAN UNDERSTANDING . When you experience that kind of peace you feel happiness and contentment in your core. So look for peace you will be surprised what you find along your way because happiness may not be as distant as you think ….try not to get it twisted…..