We cant control our circumstances but we can always determine what our response is. Giving thanks when life is difficult seems counter intuitive but “doing gratitude” in this way is a biblical principle that changes our whole outlook and is a sure route to personal wellbeing.

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Gratitude is under-rated. Simply remembering the things in life that are good is the greatest and simplest thing we can do to be happy. Try reading Buying Stuff Will Make You Happy.

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Sunil Raheja
4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this helpful perspective Chris. I know how often I look to my circumstances to govern my mood and often feel like a glass half-empty kind of person. Yet it is so often the way we choose to look at things that makes all the difference.
I have written about that at http://www.drsunil.com/2014/09/why-i-am-working-on-being-happier-person/ and http://www.drsunil.com/2014/09/5‑choices-you-can-make-to-be-a-genuinely-happier-person/