Happiness 101

Happiness? Isn’t that forbidden during Lent? piety-praying-at-foot-of-cross

No. God wants us to be happy, all the time.

Abraham Lincoln, frequently afflicted with melancholia, once said, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

Could it be that happiness is more available to us than we realize?

Let’s try a bit of Lenten discipline: sit quietly for a few minutes, close your eyes, and picture yourself in a warm, sunny garden as a brightly colored butterfly flits about you and even rests on you (perhaps even your nose).

butterfly-on-nose1I bet you’ll smile. Happy Lent!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s