Think yourself to happiness

“Most people,” said Abraham Lincoln, “Are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Well, that may be an oversimplification, but there is still great truth in it. A positive mental attitude does have a powerful effect on our feeling of wellbeing. I remember a wise old minister from Asia advising me to read the fourth chapter of the book of Philippians in the Bible twice a day for six months, so that its message would permeate my mind and change my way of thinking. “Then,” he said, “You will learn that happiness is not in what you have, but in how you think.
And in the midst of that chapter are these wonderful words; “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.”

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