Like skilled blacksmiths, they forged happiness on Scripture’s anvil, under the severe hammer of life . . . all the while smiling at the bountiful beauties of God’s creation and providence.
Alcorn, Randy (2015-09-17). Happiness . Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
I have been dwelling on this quote recently. Attitude and a faithful perspective are keys to a healthy response to the challenges of life which lead to wisdom. Things can be easy, but often they are hard. And if we look at the hard things as tools of our God to form us, it can bring us joy and happiness to know that we are being conformed into the image of God. And then as we look around we can see the work of God going on everywhere and in everything and person around us, and our joy is made even more complete.