STOP AND THINK – I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. (Martha Washington, wife of the first U.S. president)

We’re often inclined to blame circumstances for our unhappiness. It’s “the hand we’ve been dealt,” we say, that has ruined our day. Our first First Lady was not likely trained in psychology, but she was wise in her observation. Our disposition—or attitude—is the one thing we can control; doing so will help us avoid common misery.

A happy heart makes the face cheerful (Proverbs 15:13).