A thought for you to ponder as you go into a new week.
A memory – a photograph can evoke feelings of happiness. A moment frozen in time when all around is green yet the sound of the sea is in the background.
There is such a frenzy in our world today. People want to be happy. Belief that accumulating lots of ‘stuff’ will bring it. Some person some event – ie marriage, publishing a story, graduating from university etc etc. Yet this pursuit can often lead to the exact opposite. Achieving what some folk THINK will make them happy turns out to be a bitter disappointment and then depression and often despair results.
I found the following quote in a book. I do not know who wrote it but it certainly spoke TRUTH to me.
IF WE LEARN HOW TO GIVE OF OURSELVES, TO FORGIVE OTHERS, AND TO LIVE EACH DAY WITH THANKSGIVING WE NEED NEVER TO SEEK HAPPINESS. IT WILL SEEK US.
May we all apply this to our lives this week.
May it be a beautiful journey in the midst of the trials of daily living.
Let’s LIGHT up someone else’s darkness.