“A feeling that greater possessions, no matter of what kind they may be, will of themselves bring contentment or happiness, is a misunderstanding. No person, place, or thing can give you happiness. They may give you cause for happiness and a feeling of contentment, but the joy of Living comes from within.” Genevieve Behrend
How do we welcome the joy of Living from within? I think we need to get all quiet and rest in gratitude to God, for it is by His hand that we have anything at all.
Sure, we can attract to ourselves by what we think and feel, but this is a law of the Universe, created by God Himself. It is a somewhat secular law, in that we don’t have to be believers to merit the good will of the Almighty. When we get quiet and commune with Something larger and grander than we are, we are seeing ourselves in a right light. We are seeing that we ourselves can’t know it all, and so we cooperate with the Mysteries.
The possessions that we attract will pale over time, unless we keep our eyes on that which is larger than ourselves. When we do this, we automatically have the joy of Living that Genevieve encourages in this quotation. We automatically know that we are blessed to be alive.
Gratitude prompts our greater joy, encourages the Powers that be to rain more blessings upon our heads. If we get quiet and feel a gratefulness for what we have, then the way if primed for more and more to come to us—good things, nothing to rue.