Dear Friend,

“Happiness is like a butterfly,” they say. “The more you chase it, the more elusive it seems.”

The Torah, however, disagrees, telling us that we can and must choose to be joyful. “And you shall be happy with all the good that the L-rd, your G‑d, has granted you and your household, you, the Levite, and the stranger who is among you.”

How do I make myself happy? The second part of the verse provides us with the answer to that:

  • Recognize that what you have is from G‑d, and
  • Make sure to share it with others who have less.

Our sages tell us that this incoming month, Adar, is a time to increase in joy—and I’ve just shared the Torah’s not-so-secret happiness recipe.

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get happy!

Menachem Posner
on behalf of the Editorial Team

P.S. What makes you happy? Please share your happiness tips in the comments section.