“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” Martha Washington.
That is an enormous statement Martha Washington made. After all, that was a trying period in history that she was living in. She lived through the hardships caused by the War of Independence and numerous days and nights alone while Washington was gone. Yet still, this woman took courage and used her strength to weather the times and found happiness in her disposition regardless of what was going on around her.
Perhaps there is a good lesson here for all of us. Look at our dispostions!