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2017-02-02

A Thought for the Week

by John M Grimes

One of the best quotes on happiness we have come across is one by J. Walter Sylvester . . . "Happiness comes not from without but from within. It comes not from the power of possession but from the power of appreciation."
The struggle to enjoy life, to be contented and satisfied, is a constant one. In recent years crime, corruption and crises of life added to the fast pace of modern living have made realization of contentment, peace of mind, true happiness even more difficult to achieve.
The secret is still the same; it lies in the mind . . . Those who are able to limit their goals, desires and dreams to reasonable ones, who will keep in mind the lot of those less fortunate than they and who accept the world as it is, and people as they are, can still find serenity.
The key to inner happiness, then, is not to be found in money, power, position or influence over others. It's to be found in one's mind, in viewing life relatively, with a realistic sense of proportion, thereby achieving an inner peace (and here faith can help) neither human beings nor daily events can threaten . . .