St. Francis Shows Us How To Be Happy
The secret of happiness from St. Francis of Assisi
You come into this life with nothing and you leave with nothing. The only thing you can do with your life is give it away. This is the true essence of feeling purposeful.
“Lord, make me a channel of thy peace.
…That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.”
– from The Prayer of St. Francis
Perhaps the surest way to find happiness and joy for yourself is to devote your energies toward making someone else happy. If you make an effort to search for joy you will find it elusive, largely because you will become engaged in the search itself. Your life will be about striving. However, if you try to bring happiness to someone else then joy will come to you.