I’m participating in a challenge to blog every day in May; I was supposed to post this on May 4, but was having a tech issue, so I wrote this and saved it and am backdating it to the correct date.

Today I’m to share my favorite quote and explain why it is my favorite. Ralph Waldo Emerson said,

Some pursue happiness . . . others create it.

I’m with Emerson on this. I am firmly convinced that far too many in our culture today think that life is all about finding happiness. I simply don’t believe that’s why we’re here. Instead, I think we’re here for something far more important.

As for happiness . . . I believe if a person is in the business of creating happiness for those around them, they will find joy. And that — joy — is far more important than happiness.