the key of happiness

What did you think about some people who had a disease that cannot be cured?

Did you think they were amazing, because they still kept fighting?

Or did you ever compare yourself to them, that if you were in his boot, what would you do?

Some people said that we had those people in our life in order to teach us to be grateful for what every things we had. Yet, it was a pity that they were created under current circumstance, even I believed that God would not give us burden that we were unable to bear.

Talking about being grateful, it was amazing that those people could enjoy their life and be grateful for it. Taking an example of a blind worshipper girl in my country, when she was born blind, her family had a struggle to give up on her or take care of her. A blind baby needed special treatment and funds to cure her eyes. The family had done everything they could for their blind daughter, but her eyes couldn’t be cure and she would be blind forever. But, you know, her songs really inspired me. There were moments in my life when I couldn’t stand for, I listened to her songs. It really helped me to pass the difficult moments in my life.

I didn’t know what kind of struggle that she and her family were facing, but I knew it was not easy. What made me amaze of her was she not only could be grateful for her imperfect life but also inspired others. Reading the testimony of her dad, I knew the key of happiness that they had. In order to enjoy the life you had, you must be grateful for your current life, no matter how difficult it was. But, how could we be grateful in our difficult moments? Being grateful when everything happened according to my will was easy, but when it was otherwise, could we do the same thing?

Later, I realized that the key is a faith. If you believed that everything happened in your life, whether the good and the bad one, was happened for your sake, you would be grateful easily. I knew it was really not easy to be done as it was said. Back to the difficult moments in my life, sorry to not tell you specifically, I had two options, the first one was giving up and running away, and the other one was keeping to struggle and believe that God would make a way, even I didn’t know how and when He would do it. Today, thanks God, He did it and I was grateful for not giving up.

You see, the key of happiness, to enjoy a dark moment in our life is being grateful, it is a must, and to be grateful, you have to have a faith, a faith that everything is under His control and the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save, nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear.

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A little thing called faith

When you set your alarm clock before you close your eyes on the night, even there is no guarantee that you will open your eyes again tomorrow, well I called it a little thing called faith…

When you take a step down on the staircase, even you can’t see the end of this stair or where will this stair bring you to, well I also called it a little thing called faith… 

The story of four candles

The Four Candles burned slowly.
Their ambiance was so soft you could hear them speak… 

 Gambar

The first candle said, “I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit.” 
Then Peace’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely. 

Gambar

The second candle said, “I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable.” 
Then Faith’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely. 

Gambar

Sadly the third candle spoke, “I Am Love and I haven’t the strength to stay lit any longer.”
“People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. 

They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.” 
And waiting no longer, Love went out completely. 

 Gambar

 

Suddenly… 

A child entered the room and saw the three candles no longer burning. 

The child began to cry, 
“Why are you not burning?  You are supposed to stay lit until the end.” 

Then the Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy, 

“Don’t be afraid, for I Am Hope, and while I still burn, we can re-light the other candles.” 
With shining eyes, the child took the Candle of Hope  and lit the other three candles. 

 Gambar

Never let the Flame of Hope go out. With Hope in your life, no matter how bad things may be, Peace, Faith and Love may shine brightly once again.

Author : unknown

Taken from http://jsmagic.net/xmashope/

A story I heard six years ago. When suddenly I searched the word ‘hope’, I suddenly find it. Reminds me how important to have a hope. Just wanna share.