A fourth key to happiness, in my opinion, involves viewing the life we live as a beautiful painting. Each person creates their own over the course of their lifetime. If we experience no hardships, oppression, financial struggles, loneliness, or heartaches, our painting would be a blank canvas, devoid of composition.
It’s the dark lines of struggle, which create the composition and define the boundaries of color. Those colors range from dark and gloomy trials to bright colors of joy, happiness and hope. Together, they make our painting beautiful and desirable to those who love us.
Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: surely God has appointed the one as well as the other…Ecclesiastes 7:13-14