November 13, 2015

Psalm 100:4, Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.

I recently read an article titled, “Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase your Happiness,” and I thought I would share five of those with you this week. The first four were, “Practice Mindfulness,” “Smile,” “Have at Least 10 Good Friends,” and “Get Some Sleep.” If you missed any of those four you can find them on my daily blog @ www.johnmarkcaton.com.

The fifth way to increase your happiness is to “Spend Time with Happy People.” According to a recent study of 4,700 people, it was determined that happiness was contagious. The study found that happy people are often the center of social networks that is comprised of similarly happy people. Interestingly, the study could not determine the exact cause of the trickle-down effect of happiness. The study could only determine that the trickle-down does exist. So, if you want to be happier, hang out with happy people, and there is no better place to find a bunch of happy people than at church this Sunday. Why are Christians so happy? Because that is what allows us to “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name”(Psalm 100:4).

Hope to see you in church this Sunday, and I pray you have a happy and blessed weekend!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D