Saturday, January 22, 2011

True Happiness

Happiness, fulfillment, satisfaction, contentment, peace, and joy are not contingent on the things of the physical, on your surroundings, on your lacks or problems, but they are contingent on your choices. It's not your circumstances that determine your happiness; it's your state of mind.

Life's greatest lessons are mastered through learning to make something good out of the seeming bad.

It's being faced with a difficult and troublesome time and rather than getting down about it, rejoicing for the good that can be found, or if none can be found, then being thankful for the sunny days and the happy times that you have known and that are yet to come.

This is what rising above is all about. That is how you will find the victory. The difficulties and struggles will not necessarily vanish, but the weight of them will not seem as heavy, for you will have placed them in My hand. Remember, victory is a state of mind.

(Not my words! This is "the man" himself - quotes from Jesus in the New Testament - in today's language...)