Saturday, July 30, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
— Martha Washington
We all have friends who seem happy even though they run into lots of bad luck. And we all know other people who seem grumpy all the time. Nothing makes them very happy. It’s puzzling, but some people have decided, maybe without even knowing it, that life is fun and should be enjoyed. No bit of bad luck has to make us miserable unless we let it.
A broken bike, a lost math assignment, a rained-out picnic are things that might make us miserable. But, we can decide they won’t. Feeling happy can be a habit – just like brushing teeth before bedtime.
Will I stop and think today before I let things make me unhappy?
You are reading from the book:
Today’s Gift © 1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation