A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy by George Myerson

By George Myerson

From the bliss of lingering in a hot mattress on a wintry weather morning, to a bracing springtime stroll via the beach, a personal historical past OF HAPPINESS bargains the reader a wealth of delightfully clean perceptions of the place and the way happiness should be came across.

These ninety nine moments of happiness are prepared by way of subject matter - Morning, Friendship, backyard, relations, rest, Nature, food and drinks, health, Creativity, Love and night - and every is by way of a short description and statement that units the extract in context and encourages extra reflection.

Drawing on a large and foreign variety of literary assets - from Ptolemy to Tolstoy - George Myerson unearths that small, unpretentious joys were shared by way of people throughout cultures and over millions of years. He invitations us to find the happiness in our personal lives that may be came upon right here and now.

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As long as you have the Word in your heart, you will still have joy— 39 If Satan Can’t Steal Your Joy. . and that joy will cause everything you’ve lost to be restored to you in full! You can’t praise God and be discouraged at the same time. You can’t offer joy—the sacrifice of joy, the sacrifice of praise, the sacrifice of thanksgiving—and be discouraged simultaneously. You may be discouraged; but once you begin to offer a sacrifice of joy, it won’t be a sacrifice anymore. Then it becomes an act of your will.

56 ... He Can’t Keep Your Goods If Satan can’t steal your joy, he can’t keep your goods. Do you believe that? If you do, it’s time to take your stand and get back your goods. The devil has tried his best to steal your finances, your material possessions, and your joy. But if you have the spiritual audacity to stand on the authority of God’s Word and not let him get your joy, he can’t rob you. No matter what he tries to steal, don’t let him get your joy. Even if he does get your finances or any of your material possessions, it’s only temporary; he can’t keep them if he can’t get your joy.

You may be discouraged; but once you begin to offer a sacrifice of joy, it won’t be a sacrifice anymore. Then it becomes an act of your will. Satan is after your joy—and he doesn’t care what evil tactic he has to use to get it. If you’ve never realized this before, learn now: Satan wants your joy! Why? Very simple. The Word produces joy. If he can get the Word out of your heart, he can stop that flow of joy. Once he gets your joy, he has you and everything you possess. If he can capture your joy, he has defeated you.

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