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Today at church, as my family sat down and waited for the meeting to begin, it occurred to me that I was smiling. I didn’t know why I was smiling. Nothing was on my mind. I was just existing … with a smile on my face. To me it was enough evidence to debunk the claim that there’s no such thing as happiness, only happy moments. If one’s average state of of being, aside from intense emotional moments, is pleasant, carefree, and healthy, I think it’s safe to say such a one is happy. And how is it possible?

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

That’s how it’s possible.

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