Monday, September 15, 2014

The pursuit of happyness...

When you read that title are you thinking about this movie?

The Pursuit Of Happyness

Which, by the way, I thought was a very great movie! It's been a while since I watched it but I remember really enjoying it and feeling moved. I need to rent it again. 

Our service at Church yesterday got me to thinking about everyone being in the pursuit of HAPPYness. 

Being happy is what everyone really wants. I know it is something I want. But where we are getting our happiness is of most importance. 

I am going to talk about my happy shopping days (which are pretty rare these days :) ). I'd like to think that going to the wonderful smelling mall with all the amazing clothing choices made me happy then. 

When I would try on some super cute clothes and purchase them. To get home and take the tags off and try them on again. I'd be so excited to wear my new outfit to school. But the happiness of those new clothes would wear off and I'd want to go shopping again. That type of happiness is short lived.

I show you this photo below because that was one of my very favorite shirts from Abercrombie & Fitch. And I believe I got that shirt for Billy from Hollister. Which I will add he still has in our closet. Haha! The photo was from 2006... I think. Anyways, that shirt definitely shrunk up and I ended up giving it to the thrift store. 

Clothes shrink, go out of style, get too tight or too loose, they lose their "newness" after a couple of weeks. Therefore, the happiness wears off.

"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” -Luke 12:15

My ULTIMATE happiness comes from my sweet Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He fills me up with joy every single morning when I place my trust in Him. I knew Christ at a young age but my faith and relationship has grown so much deeper over the years. For that I am forever grateful. 

His love never shrinks, goes out of style, doesn't lose its' newness. It actually feels more new the deeper your relationship gets. I love it!!

My kids give me extreme joy as well. Their sweet and silly selves give me happiness. Children really are our gift from the Lord. 

"The joy of the Lord is your strength."—Nehemiah 8:10.

Jamie :)


  1. Stopping by from the link up- CUTEST BOY SHIRT EVER!! Love it!! :)

    1. Thank you, Casey! The "Jesus Saves, Bro" shirt is from Riley Clay Designs on ETSY. :)