Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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~