One day a friend asked another;

“How is it that you are always so happy, you have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down, even though you have been through some much tribulations?”

With her eyes smiling, she answered her friend, and said;

“It’s a secret! I’ll tell you all about it, But you have to promise to share it with others.”

The Secret is this:
“I’ve learnt that there is little that I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and to meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply all my needs according to HIS riches in glory. I’ve learnt that most of the time I don’t need half of what I think I do, to make me happy. God has always been there, even when others turned their back against me. He has never let me down. Since I’ve learnt this secret, I’ve also learnt how to be happy.”

The questioner ‘s first thought was, “The secret to happiness is just too simple.” But upon reflecting on her own life, she recalled how she thought a bigger house or a newer car  would make her happy, but it did not! She thought a better paying job or more money in her bank account would make her happy, but it did not. She eventually realized her greatest happiness by being with family and friends, a beautiful sunny day, taking a walk, eating pizza, or reading a book – some very simple gifts from God.

We can’t depend on people or material things to make us happy. Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that. Trust HIM!

Now I share the secret with YOU, so you can share it with someone too! That GOD in His infinite wisdom will take care of YOU! But it’s not really a secret, we just have to believe it and do it. Sometimes we just put too much emphasis on money and material possession, and lose some simple gifts from God, such as our family and friends, and the opportunity to have a relationship with Him.

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