Thursday, September 10, 2015

How To Be REALLY Happy

Since the name of my website and my ministry is Healthy Family Happy Life I do a lot of thinking and writing about the subject of happiness.  Here’s a couple of thoughts from one of my favorite writers:

  ... happiness is unaffected by the constant onslaught of happiness and

“The end (goal) of life is not human happiness; it is human growth. . Growth in character and achievement. Happiness is a by-product of that growth. The universe therefore had to be a semi-hard universe—it had to be sufficiently hard to sharpen our souls upon. Were their no disease, there would be no research to find remedies and thus no growth. No earthquakes then no improvements on buildings being built and no growth. No weeds in our gardens then no need to figure out how to get rid of them…no growth.

 
This was posted on a wall inside the Manila Times newspaper.


We have to be unfinished masters of an unfinished world. The world is imperfect so we can make the effort to perfect it. In finishing the unfinished we help finish ourselves.” (and pages later): “the goal of the individual as perfection of character and life is not to get to Heaven but to try to bring heaven to earth.” (later in the book) “The goal of human society, then, is the Kingdom of God on Earth. There are thus two goals which are really one-namely the perfected individual in a perfected society. ” 
E. Stanley Jones “Growing Spiritually"

If you want to find some mid-month encouragement and/or learn how to grow spiritually then one thing you can do is to join my husband and I for THE CALL on the 15th of every month at 6pm Pacific time.  Dial 530-881-1300 and key-in 642848#  We have a special surprise this month, September 15th, but join us any month.  Or you an go and listen to our previous CALLS on our podcast at RobertSchullerMinistries.podomatic.com


*Check back in soon for my series on manners, etiquette, and civility.  My friend and author, Julie Ann Ulcikas has been home taking care of her kids or traveling all summer but we are almost ready to post the exciting and helpful series of blogs!


 
  

2 comments:

  1. Yes and I believe all the answers are here for us to uncover. Disease remedies from nature, earthquakes not stopped but understood that they are the earth needing to express or heal itself, weeds accepted and controlled by positive means. Before mankind were there weeds and earthquakes and did they destroy the earth before we were here or did nature heal itself? Now, we want to build, need to build and want to rearrange nature and it bites back? But all in all these are the challenges God gave us to deal with and show love to HIS world and universe. Working together we can do this for HIM!

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  2. Yes and I believe all the answers are here for us to uncover. Disease remedies from nature, earthquakes not stopped but understood that they are the earth needing to express or heal itself, weeds accepted and controlled by positive means. Before mankind were there weeds and earthquakes and did they destroy the earth before we were here or did nature heal itself? Now, we want to build, need to build and want to rearrange nature and it bites back? But all in all these are the challenges God gave us to deal with and show love to HIS world and universe. Working together we can do this for HIM!

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