STOP AND THINK – There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American poet and philosopher)
Thoreau seems to be saying that we are responsible for our own value system and our own happiness. Many people seem to be looking everywhere else for something to keep them happy. Perhaps it’s in the entertainment world, or the work place, or the sports arena that we’re seeking lasting enjoyment. It’s time to take responsibility to find lasting joy ourselves.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)