Knowledge Nugget // Happiness

You can’t find your happiness in another person. Thanks, captain obvious.

Whether you are someone in a new relationship, one who has had a lack of previous relationships or a plethora of failed relationships, this common sense statement is a good reminder.

D recently read an article [[ I Didn’t Love My Wife When I Married Her ]] and this idea was brought back to my attention. Someone else can make you very happy, feel complete, and want to spend every moment with them, but happiness is much more than the “emotional fire” Elad Nehorai talks about in the article. Basically, “…love isn’t an emotion. That fire I felt, it was simply that: emotional fire. From the excitement of dating a woman I felt like I could marry. But it wasn’t love. No, love isn’t an emotion or even a noun. It’s a verb. Better defined as giving. As putting someone else’s needs above your own.” Being happy and in love makes you crazy for a time, the best kind of crazy! It’s that crazy that makes you realize you’ve found your match. It’s a reminder to daily love the one who loved us first & put your happiness in Him! He loves us beyond all measure or mistake or accomplishment or relationship. When we serve our loved ones and those around us, it is a reflection of that love we have recieved. Everything falls into place when we “do” love.

One thing you may not know about me… I love Relevant Magazine. I get weekly emails from the publication, and it is the ONE email I always keep after my daily dumping of emails I’ve regretably signed up for. [[ Side note: yes, I should unsubscribe, but for some reason it seems easier to just continually delete. What if I do miss something? I mean, I did originally sign up for it at one point!? Honestly, I'm just overwhelmed and do my best to keep it as organized as I can without having to compeltely start fresh. ]] Back to my point… they posted an article about 20 things to know before you’re 30. In a search to continaully love one another and keep ourselves healthy, happy and on the right path, these reminders were much welcomed.

Here ends your dose of article love.

E

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