Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Secret to Happiness


Hey I am actually working on a post. Doing research and everything, not sure how that will turn out. Hope to have it up tomorrow.

For today I have to share a message I received in another wonderful email


One day, one friend asked another,

‘How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
And you never seem to get down.’

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With her eyes smiling, she said,

‘I know the Secret!’
‘What secret is that?’
To which she replied,
‘I’ll tell you all about it,
But you have to promise to
Share the Secret with others.’


‘The Secret is this:

I have learned there is little I can do
In my life that will make me truly happy.
I must depend on God to make
Me happy and to meet my needs.
When a need arises in my life,
I have to trust God to supply
According to HIS riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don’t need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that ‘Secret’, I am happy.’


The questioner’s first thought was,

‘That’s too simple!’
But upon reflecting over her own life
She recalled how she thought a bigger house
Would make her happy, but it didn’t!
She thought a better paying job
Would make her happy, but it hadn’t.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren,
Playing games, eating pizza or reading a story,
A simple gift from God.


Now you know it too!

We can’t depend on people to make us happy.
Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that.
Trust HIM!
And now I pass the Secret on to you!
So once you get it, what will you do?


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2 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Secret to Happiness

  1. clary says:

    A very good reminder, thanks for sharing.

  2. Mel says:

    Now there’s a lesson I hope I’ve embraced….I do not rely on things/people/circumstances to ‘make’ me happy.

    Not that I can’t fall into that trap on occasion. Cuz I can–that’s why I have folks who’ll remind me, like you did here.

    “I don’t need half of what I think I do.”

    Boy……there’s a humbling truth…

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