STOP AND THINK – Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. (Epictetus, ancient Greek sage and Stoic philosopher)

We do let things bother us, don’t we? Whether it’s a disappointment at work, in sports, or personal relationships, we can be easily discouraged. We would do well to heed the ancient Greek philosopher’s words. Most often it’s not the things or the disappointments, but our emphasis on things rather than people and God that leads to our distress.

I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 1:14)