STOP AND THINK – Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. (Helen Keller, American author and lecturer)
To consider such words from a woman, who could not see or hear, is a challenge to us who are not so tested. To Keller, happiness is not the result of health and physical well-being; rather it is an attitude that can be developed by any of us. And such an attitude, as she suggests, is itself a defense against the problems that life may bring our way.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)