October 20, 2017

A Sure Way to a Happy Day

 

HAPPINESS is something we create in our mind,

It's not something you search for and so seldom find 

It's just waking up and beginning the day

By counting our blessings and kneeling to pray 

It's giving up thoughts that breed discontent

And accepting what comes as a "gift heaven-sent" 

It's giving up wishing for things we have not

And making the best of whatever we've got 

It's knowing that life is determined for us,

And pursuing our tasks without fret, fume, or fuss 

For it's by completing what God gives us to do

That we find real contentment and happiness, too.

 

HELEN STEINER RICE

Guardian of Truth XL: 11 p. 4
June 6, 1996

Share