Don’t Worry. Be Happy

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A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

There is a story of an old giant fallen tree in the forest of the Colorado slopes. Experts say this tree is about 400 years old. In its lifetime, with its thick foliage, standing tall and immovable, this tree survived numerous lightnings, countless avalanches, so many storms. In the end, the tree was eaten by a tiny beetle.

Swarms of beetles nibble on the bark eating its way through the centre of the tree. And so a big gigantic tree surviving 400 years against the forces of nature could not stand against a small beetle. How big is the beetle? It can be pinched into powder with a gentle squeeze between your thumb and forefinger.

Man in anxious weary struggle and toil is like the giant tree eaten and put down by a small beetle. Once the beetle get into the inner being, destruction begins no matter how tall and strong the tree might be.

Any small beetle gnawing at your heart? Any worry taking away your joy? Any fear dominating your thoughts?
Make a choice to rejoice. How?

Worry about nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, tell God your requests. And the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding will be in your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Finally, friends, whatever true, whatever honest, whatever just, whatever pure, whatever lovely, whatever excellent; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:6‭-‬8

Happiness is a habit, cultivate it. Cultivate the habit to think happy thoughts, by not worrying. Instead pray and tell God about it.

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