STOP AND THINK – Happiness is to take up the struggle in the midst of the raging storm and not to pluck the lute in the moonlight or recite poetry among the blossoms. (Ding Ling, 20th century Chinese author)

Just as genuine love is not spooning by the lagoon under the moon in June, so real happiness is not simply enjoying the pleasant things of life. Love is actively working for others’ benefit. So happiness is to be found in actively working for good in the midst of opposition and struggles. Don’t give up when difficulties come. Work hard in spite of them and be happy.

The Apostle Paul, “I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)