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October 18 Minute Message

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

Theologian Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

Happiness often seems elusive. Too often we live our lives pursuing those things we believe will make us happy. But it’s a futile quest – things don’t bring joy. Like a butterfly, happiness is always beyond our grasp when we are chasing it, but if we stop pursuing things and start living life to the fullest, that elusive butterfly may come and light on our shoulder. Wayne Dyer wrote, “…wake up and appreciate everything you encounter along your path. Enjoy the flowers that are there for your pleasure. Tune in to the sunrise, the little children, the laughter, the rain, and the birds. Drink it all in…there is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.”   The wise king Solomon wrote, “I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.”   If you want to be happy, set your priorities on helping, encouraging and serving others. Most of all, focus your life on God and joy will be His gift to you.

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