If You Won the Lottery, Would You Be Happier?



A lot has been said in the news and on social media lately about the record-setting lottery. While we all have probably fantasized about winning millions of dollars, it brings up a very important question. Do you find your happiness from your circumstances or do you have contentment and joy in Christ? Here are a few things I have learned about happiness and contentment:


  • Happiness can’t be bought.Having lots of money may pay for the search for happiness, but it sure can’t buy it. We all know or have heard of people with lots of money and little joy.

  • Happiness is a choice.I get to choose every day. Happy, mad, glad, or sad. My choice.

  • Happiness is a journey not a destination. We must learn to enjoy the journey and smell the roses along the way. 

  • Happiness can’t exist without contentment.The Bible tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain.

  • Money can change your zip code but not your attitude. 

  • Comparing my life to others is a waste of time and a sure-fire way to discontentment.

  • When I take time to enjoy beauty, pleasure, and the simple things, I am much happier.

  • I need to take Jesus Christ very seriously and lighten up on everything else.  

  • Some people will never like you. Be OK with that and you will be much happier. Winning the lottery might even make it harder to know who your real friends are.

  • The greater my purpose and the more passionately I pursue it, the happier I am.

  • I need to laugh a lot. Laughter is free, and it is the best medicine. 

  • Being happy is a lot better than being mad. 

  • No one is in charge of my happiness but me. 

Now if you actually win, your tithe should be made out to Avalon Church, 1467 HWY 20 West, McDonough, GA 30253. Just saying.