by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Making Everyone Happy
“She always made home happy.” This was an epitaph a husband inscribed on his wife’s grave after 60 years of marriage. What a powerful life. Imagine 60 years of making a home happy. As she put aside her own interests and sought to make her husband, her children, and all her came into her home happy, she blessed so many lives.
Could this be written over my grave, or yours? Are we consciously seeking to make our husband happy? Are we intentionally blessing and encouraging our children each day? Are we seeking to make our home a delight? Or are we too busy taken up with our own problems, self interest, and self pity?
Can I tell you a secret? The best way to get out of the doldrums and depression is to forget about yourself and try to make someone else happy. “How can I make someone happy when I feel so lousy?” you ask. Forget your feelings. Just do it. You will be amazed at what happens.
When you make others happy, you become happy yourself. As you become happy yourself, you’ll make others even happier. Your husband will be happier. Your children will be happier.
This is the way to go, mother! Start making someone happy right now. If your husband is around, sneak up on him and give a big kiss and cuddle. Or give him a call at work and tell him you love him. Do something special for one of your children.
What a great goal for today. Make your husband happy, your children happy, everyone you meet happy–and guess what, you’ll be happy!
Sorry, Nancy, but it seems that this overplayed song has more logic and truth on being happy than your indentured servant version.
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