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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Secret - Courtesy of Meme

The Secret
One day, one friend asked another,
"How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down."
With her eyes smiling, she said,
"I know the Secret!"
"What secret is that?"
To which she replied,
"I'll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others."
"The Secret is this:
I have learned there is little 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
according to HIS riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don't need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that 'Secret', I am happy."
The questioner's first thought was,
"That's too simple!"
But upon reflecting over his own life
he recalled how he thought a bigger house
would make him happy, but it didn't!
He thought a better paying job
would make him happy, but it hadn't.
When did he realize his greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with his grandchildren,
playing games, eating pizza or reading a story,
a simple gift from God
Now you know it too!
We can't depend on people to make us happy.
Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that.
Trust HIM!

And now I pass the Secret on to you!
So once you get it, what will you do?


The Carsons said...

Thinking about you! Was catching up on your posts and "enjoyed" yours about control...sometimes it's so painful to let go yet gives peace all at the same time. We are currently doing a series at church on Ecclesiastes--you can download the sermons for free and listen to them in the car--they have been GREAT...about striving, etc. Go to if you want them!

alicia harrison said...

Thank you so much! We are so happy they are here and healthy. We are really enjoying them, of course:)
Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Jonathan is so lucky to work with such wonderful people!