After his wife of 70 years died, it became necessary for him to go to a nursing home where he could receive proper care. On the day of the move, a helpful neighbor drove him there and guided him into the lobby. His room wasn't ready, so he waited patiently in the lobby for several hours.
When an attendant finally came for him, he smiled as he maneuvered his walker to the elevator. The staff member described his room to him, including the new curtains that had been hung on the windows. "I love it," he declared. "But Mr. Jones, you haven't seen your room yet," the attendant replied. "That doesn't have anything to do with it," he said. "Happiness is something you choose. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how it's arranged. It's how I arrange my mind."
Philippians 4:4 says, "Rejoice in the Lord always". Remind yourself often of all that Jesus has given to you and be thankful. That's how to arrange your mind.
God takes delight when we rejoice
In all that He has done
And when we thank Him for the love
He shows us through His Son. ~D. De Haan
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. ~ anonymous
Choosing to rejoice together...