Is happiness an emotion reserved for those who have an easy life? Right now I have a child who thinks happiness is a life without math fact drill pages.
And, he’s onto something that misery is dragging one’s feet and taking three hours to do what should take one three minutes. However, cause and effect might be different than his perception.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but liking what one has to do. — J.M. Barrie
Read the original post: Choosing Conviviality or Perpetuating a Pity Party?
Simple Sanity Saver: Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.
To learn and grow ourselves, we must repent.
George Grant has said that education is repentance. That’s because before we can learn, we must admit that we don’t know, that we need something we don’t have, that we’re inadequate.
Learning requires humility, a willingness to be wrong, an openness to truth, goodness, and beauty, even if it becomes uncomfortable to our pride.
True learning should not make us proud, boastful, or arrogant. Learning should put us in the posture of wonder and curiosity and humility. If it doesn’t, we can repent. We can ask God to change our hearts and help us take our eyes off ourselves so we can better see and know Him and His Word and His world.