Yesterday, I learned that someone was deeply hurt by cutting remarks of another and remembered a little poem that had come to me several years ago in similar circumstances.
Forgive us oh my Father,
We know not what we do,
For when we’re hurting others
We’re also hurting you.
Have you ever wished there were more days in the week? What if we were to take our week and shorten each weekday, plus Saturday by four hours making twenty hour days? Sunday would remain twenty-four hours. With the twenty-four saved hours we could have a new day between Saturday and Sunday, giving us a three day weekend.
What to call the new day? Happyday.
Bad temper is a barrier to relationships but you have a right to be angry, nasty, miserable, whatever. Does that make it right?
You have a right to be depressed. You also have the right to overcome it.
You have a right to be negative. But why would you want to be?
You have a right to be positive.
You have a right to be free from anxiety.
You have a right to be even tempered and placid.
Know your rights.
When it’s hard to be happy while living with chronic pain or receiving sad news, God offers this:
“I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
This morning I read this quote by the late Dr. Robert Schuller:
“At the core of every being is the desire to be happy. Happiness is a state of mind and is achieved by choice. You can be happy in any set of circumstances if you choose to be.”
How many times do we need someone to lean on but there just isn’t anyone around. When that happens we can know that there are always those Everlasting Arms. Happy Sunday.
So many people tell me how much they are afraid of what could go wrong today, tomorrow, or whenever. When we stop to analyze this it would be so much healthier, both for mind and body, to think about all the things that could go right. That’s more of an exciting way to live.