Ecclesiastes 5:19 - Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God.
Do you know that it takes courage to be happy? It’s easy to focus on the negative and get into a rut that you can’t seem to drive yourself out of. It takes effort on our part to be happy. There is always a reason around us to let even the simplest of things make us happy. Just look at a field of wildflowers. Some may see only weeds growing and become unhappy because of all the work it will take to remove them. But take a young child to a field of wildflowers and they will pick a bouquet to take home to their mother. Think like a little child and see the true beauty not the weeds.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.