~Author Unknown *
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."
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?
YOU have to tell someone
the Secret, too.

That GOD in His wisdom
will take care
of YOU.
* Lyn & Jo Klassen of  Rejoice Class at Christ Community Church of Omaha,
Nebraska sent  me this poem above with picture on Wednesday February 5, 200

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