Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

Happiness is a Choice

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most people are about as happy as they choose to be.”  Interestingly this comes from a man that suffered much heartache, disappointment and defeat in his life.  

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“God’s Elevator”

        While I was in Indiana last week, Jim Dorn told me this story.  I thought you would like it. 

       There was a family that lived out “in the sticks”, far from civilization. One day the family made their first trip to the “big city” and visited a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked his father, “What is this, father?” The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, “Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don’t know what it is.”

      While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them and into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of light with numbers above the wall light up. They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction. The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out.  Continue reading

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