Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Happy Despite...

Last week I was feeling happy- I still feel happy. It is not the kind of happy where you want to shout out to the world or that type of happiness where you feel like you're going to burst with joy.

The happiness I feel is more a feeling of peacefulness. I used to pray for the things that I wanted;

- more wealth
- more children
- skinnier body
- a job closer to home for RM
- success in everything I try
- to not be alone
- a healthy family

I've prayed for those things for a very long time and it hasn't happened, it may never happen. But I'm okay with it. I pray for the willingness to understand the Lord's will and to accept whatever comes my way.

Recently a few things has happened to my mother and serious health issues have plagued a favorite uncle of mine. I still don't understand why bad things happen to good people. They don't deserve it- no one does.

Sometimes the only thing we can do is pray and try to make each day a better day.

This quote perfectly describes how I feel:

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

I may not always get what I pray for, but somehow I always get what I need.


Kristina P. said...

Great post. Something I needed to hear.

Suzanne said...

I love your quotes...you always find the "perfect ones." I needed that. ;)

Cammy said...

Awesome quote! I'm happy you're happy!

mother goose said...

I love your beautiful outlook. Keep it, it will be the only thing that sees you through on your darkest days. Hugs and love to you

Stephanie said...

I needed this quote today. Thanks. And it makes me so happy to know that you're happy.

Melinda said...

Its a really hard lesson to learn isn't it? I'm still trying to figure out how to be truly happy even when things are hard and not going the way I want. But you're so right, thanks for sharing this!

Emma said...

Great saying I may right this one down and put in on my fridge....

Happy is a good place to be. Can I come???

Lisa said...

amen sister

wendy said...

I totally believe in prayer...but sometimes I find it a "mystery". I too have always prayed for those things.
I get confused sometimes as to HOW and what to pray for/about.
Like with my son Matt...I prayed...NO I PLEADED...for years to make him whole. and he died.
It broke my heart.'
WHY was that prayer (that was offered up by so many) unanswered
see.........a mystery.

what's that old song by Garth Brooks. so I Thank God, for unanswered Prayers.

we have to find happiness and peace in knowing God knows what is needed.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Wonderful post!!!!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

oh I love that quote, perfect! thanks for sharing :)

Sue said...

This, like so many of your posts, is very inspirational. Thanks for eloquently sharing your feelings!