A Sure Way to a Happy Day

Happiness is something
we create in our mind,

It’s not something you search for
and so seldom find —

It’s just waking up
and beginning the day

By counting our blessings
and kneeling to pray —

It’s giving up thoughts
that breed discontent

And accepting what comes
as a “gift heaven-sent” —

It’s giving up wishing
for things we have not

And making the best of
whatever we’ve got —

It’s knowing that life
is determined for us,

And pursuing our tasks
without fret, fume or fuss —

For it’s by completing
what God gives us to do

That we find real contentment
and happiness, too.

—–Helen Steiner Rice

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