Trivium Pursuit

None of us are naturally drawn to a gloomy person

Think about such things.

by J.R. Miller

“The cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Proverbs 15:15

We pretty much see just what we are looking for. If our mind has become trained to look for troubles, difficulties, problems, and all gloomy and dreary things, then we shall find just what we seek. On the other hand, it is quite as easy to form the habit of looking always for beauty, for good, for happiness, for gladness, and here too we shall find precisely what we seek.

It has been said that the habit of always seeing the bright side in life, is worth a large income to a man. It makes life a great deal easier.

None of us are naturally drawn to a gloomy person, who everywhere finds something to complain about, but we are all attracted to one who sees some beauty in everything. Joy is a transfiguring quality. Its secret is a glad heart.

“Finally, brothers,
whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable–
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–
think about such things!” Philippians 4:8

One Response to “None of us are naturally drawn to a gloomy person”

  1. Allison Says:

    Wow. This is excellent timing! Our pastor just shared this “thought for the week” with us on Sunday night via e-mail. I had never heard of JR Miller until two days ago. Thank you for sharing on the blog and for all you do to encourage us to teach our children in the faith — cheerfully!

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