Those who know me know I have a wacky (some would say warped) sense of humor. So a few weeks ago when our pastor quoted from the book of Matthew, I got to thinking
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
And not one of them will fall to the ground
without your Father’s will. But even
the hairs of your head are all numbered.”
~ Matthew 10: 29-30
about what the scripture said and meant, and what it didn’t, about why bad things happen. Here’s where my wacky sense of humor comes in. So if sparrows don’t fall without it being God’s will, and even just your hair is more important than the sparrow, does that mean that no hair falls from your head that God has not ordained?
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If you believe that you’re supposed to be happy, then you want to know this: if you want to be happy, learn to be grateful. It’s being grateful that puts you on the one-way
It’s easy to feel happy about big things like a negative medical test result or a long-sought and deserved pay raise. If you want to feel happy all the time, learn to be grateful for the small things in life.
road to happiness. You can’t reach happiness any other way. And, you will never reach gratitude if you wait until you feel happy. This is true for the simple reason that happiness comes from within, not from what or who is around you or things that happen to you or that don’t happen to you.
Do you want to have stronger relationships with others? You might think that having strong relationships with others means to do things for them and to take care of
When you spend all of your energy and time on others, you deplete your inner resources, leaving nothing for yourself. Put yourself first so that you can enjoy your life and establish connections to others built on authentic relating.
them. It’s a paradox because the truth is, to have strong relationships with others means that you must first have a strong relationship with yourself. To have that strong relationship with yourself, you must do things for yourself. You must put yourself first.