It is my thinking that the chain of habit has enslaved more people than any dictator ever did. Habits control the mind, leading to a belief that the body is incapable of following a course of proper procedure. Good habits make us. Bad habits break us.
Worry is a cycle of thought, revolving around a point of fear. It is somewhat like paying interest on a principal that does not exist. We are not afraid of yesterday, and we are not afraid of today, however the greatest concern of our lives is quite often, about what might happen tomorrow. Worry does not solve the problems of tomorrow, it simply weakens our ability of solving the problems of today. Thus we suffer more from apprehension than we do from the misfortunes that befall us. By cultivating the qualities of faith, confidence, determination, and courage we can achieve that priceless gift, - "Peace of mind."
Happiness should not be a prize we hope to find at the end of our journey, but something we gather each day as we travel the pathway of our daily life, and happiness often comes through a door we did not know we left open. There is more than one way of spreading happiness. We can be the candle of happiness, or we can be the mirror that rerflects it. Happiness is somewhat like an ointment; you can't rub it on others without getting some on yourself. Grief we can endure alone, but to get the full value of happiness, and pleasure, we need someone to share it with.
Anger is no doubt the weakest and most useless passion of the human mind. Wrath is a very poor subtitute for reason, and is powerless when met with disarming good humor, calmness, and courtesy.
Even in our hurried and complex world of today, music still speaks a universal language. It has the power to lift our spirits, soothe our nerves, refressh our mind, renew our hopes, and search our souls, bringing out the best in all of us.
So you think you have troubles as great as my own, and this, I admit may be true, but please consider the fact that mine happens to me, while yours merely happens to you.