Why are some people miserable and others happy?
Some of my favorite quotes are from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. Here is one such quote:
“Napolean had everything men usually crave – glory, power, riches – yet he said at Saint Helena, “I have never known six happy days in my life”‘ while Helen Keller – blind, deaf, dumb – declared: “I have found life so beautiful.””
We have a choice to make in this life. We can be a dejected, backbiting, sour puss who is cross — or a bouyant, serene, joymaker who takes things to the cross. It is our choice.
Today, you and I can follow God’s very clear instructions in this.
Thessalonians 5:16-18 (New International Version)
16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
What will you do today? Be selfish? Be thankful?
Lord, let me see myself for who I really am. Often, I go through this life just thinking about me. Today, I want to be thankful in all things. I want to view myself as having value because I am your child. I acknowledge that selfish ambition often leads to lonliness and that the true path to happiness is through Jesus Christ and in serving and loving others. Let this day be a good day in your eyes. Amen.
All Scripture quoted from the New International Version (NIV)