Happiness Comes With Habits

“Happiness does not come with happenings. Happiness comes with habits.” – Rick Warren

I heard this in a recent speech and it resonated with my experience and with what I have observed.

As a younger man, I would place great weight on certain material achievements and accomplishments. Then, as I accomplished them (a happening), I noticed how quickly the pleasure of the accomplishment would evaporate.

As life seasons me, I find myself getting satisfaction from the processes of learning, helping, serving, teaching and loving. They are becoming habits that bear fruit. I look forward to repeating them. They mean more than silver and gold.