One day, one
asked another, "How is it that
you're 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?", the friend asked.
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
and to meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to
God to supply according to HIS riches. I have learned most of the
I don't need half of what I think I do. He has never let me
Since I learned that 'Secret', I am happy."
The questioner's first thought was, "That's too simple!", but upon
reflecting over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger
house would make her happy, but it didn't! She thought a better
job would make her happy, but it hadn't.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating
pizza or reading a story ... simple gifts from God.
Now you know The Secret, too!
We can't depend on people to make us happy. Only God, in His
wisdom, can do that. Trust Him!
Then again ... it's not really a secret. We just have to believe
and do it ... Really trust God!
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