Be happier than your friends!
Everyday we wake up wondering what the day holds. Is this project going to work out? Are my kids going to be OK? Is my spouse still mad at me from last night? Am I going to make it to work on time? Is this pain in my back ever going to go away? All of these things, let's just call them "life", happen to us every moment of every day. More often than not, they program our day, and dictate our level of satisfaction, joy & happiness. Our "life" has many things we can't control, but those things end up controlling our joy & happiness. This should not be!
Psalms 45:7 (TLB)
You love what is good And hate what is wrong. Therefore God, your God, Has given you more gladness Than anyone else.
If we make the right choice, regardless of how we "feel", there is great reward. Then God comes along, and by His grace extends to us something we cannot get on our own. He pours gladness on us! Have you ever felt that? I have, and I love it!
So, if we choose to do right, in spite of our feelings eventually gladness will come. I like to call that "faking it 'til you feel it." Try it-you will find yourself happier than your friends!