Benton First UMC Blog

December 14, 2015

Peanuts creator Charles Schultz said that happiness is a warm puppy. But you don’t have to own a dog to be happy at Christmas. With all the joy and good will at Christmas a person can’t help but feel happier. But did you know that there are many scientists dedicated to the study of happiness? Based on their research, we learn that about one-half of the general population describes them-selves as “pretty happy.”

It seems that married people are happier than unmarried people, while middle aged and older adults are happier than younger adults, and that people who worship regularly are happier than those who don’t. There’s even a survey that says we enjoy visiting relatives more than we like to admit, which is bound to make for a happier holiday.

The poet Robert Frost once said that, “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” Though the Christmas season may seem brief, may your spirit soar higher than the mountaintops, and let the celebration of the season extend to every day of the year, filling your life with the great joy of the Christmas story.

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