Happy life, Happy wife?

I have never understood the phrase “Happy wife happy life”. It rhymes, it has a sort of tongue-in-cheek essence, outside that it is ridiculous. This indicative of a flaw we have in our society. Is it really the job of anyone else to make you happy? I already hear the arguments coming for addressing this topic, but it is systemic of today’s society. I have been in many situations in the last 58 years of life. The difference between joy (contentment) and happiness is palpable. If you gave me $100 today it would bring happiness, but it would do almost nothing to bring contentment into my life. There are many books on this subject, but regardless of the extent of our reading, seminars and podcasts, I have never seen a time when people are more discontent with their lives. It is obvious to me that contentment is not something that can be purchased. My contentment comes from my faith in Jesus Christ. Others might find there’s through Buddhism, transcendental meditation or other means. This is the search for joy (contentment) and it will not be found through the things we can purchase. Today, search for those things that bring contentment. I like the song by the Hollies, “Air that I breathe”. The chorus says: “Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you”. This is the version of “Happy life, Happy wife” that I can truly understand.

2 thoughts on “Happy life, Happy wife?

  1. Denise says:

    I am with you, never understood “Happy wife, Happy Life” LoL! I do believe there is a difference between happiness and contentment.


  2. John EV O'Keefe says:

    I have never actually experienced “Happy wife, Happy Life” Duane but appreciate you explaining what that means to you.


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