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Randy BectonThe Happiness Test, by Randy Becton

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    Someone asked me to take Jeremy Daniels happiness test. It begins this way: "In most of ways, is your life close to the ideal?" And you're to answer if you strongly agree with that, you agree, slightly agree, don't agree at all.

    "Are the conditions of your life excellent?"

    "Are you satisfied with your life?"

    "Have you gotten important things in life you wanted?"

    Then Jeremy goes on to suggest ten ways he believes we can be happy:

  1. Savor the moment.
  2. Take control of your time.
  3. Re-program your mind.
  4. Leave time for love.
  5. Act happy.
  6. Don't vegetate.
  7. Get moving.
  8. Get rest.
  9. Give priority to close relationships.
  10. Take care of your soul.

    I think that last one should have been number 1! Faith is always the key. Happiness has always been living our lives, aligning our will with the will of God.

    I'm working on it. Let's work on it together this next year. Won't you join me each week for The Caring Touch? Won't you join me each day this year in prayer to our heavenly Father? Won't you join me in seeking his will in Scripture each day? Great things, and yes, happiness, lie ahead for all who are God's children!

    For free printed materials, including and in depth self study on Jesus, call toll free 1(800)759-3300, or write herald@abilene.com, attn: Randy Becton.


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