Happiness According to a Woman of Fame

Martha_Washington“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!

About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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4 Responses to Happiness According to a Woman of Fame

  1. She was right! Too often in our world today, we base our happiness on circumstances. True words of wisdom and a much needed reminder Susan!

  2. She was an inspiring lady in our history. This statement is so true. Gave me something to think about today.

    • Hi Stephanie, thanks for dropping by and for your comment. I have to remind myself somedays…I control my happiness not my circumstances. Have a good day.

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