“For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”*
There you have it folks, the Secret of Happiness, all wrapped up in a pithy quote! Stay contented. No matter what happens, stay cool, calm, and collected, and solution oriented. Surprise: “Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out!” Who’d have guessed? Now all that is left is the application.
When I am cool, calm, and collected i.e. centered and content, I am much more effective than when I am agitated and on edge. Furthermore, such a resource oriented state seems to attract assistance and backing: competence and confidence appeals to others, creates support, captivates and charms.
Doom and gloom, wailing and gnashing of teeth, criticizing and complaining avail you of nothing; cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude and the Habit of Happiness will reap rich rewards.
“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd US President, 6’2”
*“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4:11
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier