Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health,
occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. —Thomas Jefferson—
Opportunities abound us each day of our lives for respectful, thoughtful actions toward others. It’s within our power to apply serious effort to any task securing our attention. Being concerned with our physical health and emotional well-being is also a choice. And we discover the level of happiness we attain in this life is in
proportion to the consideration attention we give to others, to our needs, and to the activities occupying us.
The blessings we receive in this life are measurable by those we bestow upon the lives of those with whom we are traveling. There really are no surprises in store for us. We each assume responsibility for our own happiness and good fortune; and there is no time like the present for opening our minds to this reality.
We sit at the controls today, and our perspective on the situations we experience will make them pleasant, productive, or problematic.
The choice is my own. I’ll find happiness and good will if I foster it.