rightly said by Sir Winston Churchill that an optimist sees an opportunity
in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
is sad enough without our woes, so letís talk happiness. No path is wholly
rough; look for the places that are smooth and clear, and speak of those,
to rest the weary ear of those so hurt by continuous strain of human
discontent, grief and pain.
is better off without our uttered ignorance and morbid doubt so letís talk
faith. If we have faith in God, man, or self, let's say so. If not, let's
push back upon the shelf of silence all our thoughts, till faith shall
come; no one will grieve because our lips are dumb.
never-changing tale of mortal maladies is worn and stale, so letís talk
health. We cannot charm, interest, or please by harping on that minor
chord-disease. Letís say that we are well, or all is well with us, and God
shall hear our words and make them true.
looking up; remember there is only mud under our feet. Cheerfulness is
what greases the axles of the world. Let's learn from the
following words of great men before us: "Though we travel the world over
to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not (Ralph
God has two dwellings: one in Heaven and the other in a thankful heart (Izaak Walton).
When we know that everything has two sides, let us look at the bright side
dissatisfied with yourself? We are often discontented and much
dissatisfied that our wish for recognition has not been gratified. We feel
that we've been cheated in beauty, charm, and brains, and we dwell upon
our "losses", forgetting all our "gains."
qualities we think we lack make us miserable inside. As we brood on
supposed "deficits" as seen by selfish pride we begin to harbor
hatred and envy fills our heart that we do not possess the things that
make others "seem so smart." And in our condemnation of the traits that we
possess, we magnify our painful plight, sinking deeper in distress.
please do forgive us for vanity and pride, for desiring to please the eye
of man and not You Who sees inside! Little do we realize how contented we
would be if we knew that we are beautiful when our hearts are touched by
By Tim Pedrosa
is a cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though
it's in hot water up to its nose. -Unknown
The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also
be only the beginning. -Ivy