A cigar (yuck) or chocolate give only temporary "happiness", and have the potential of ruining your health. So you eat some chocolate, and you feel happy for a few minutes. And then what? You could say the same thing for a Hayley album, too, but her music has a much longer lasting, deeper effect.
I'm not sure I know what God meant me to do, but I have a feeling helping Hayley's career may be part of it. That's the only thing I do that feels like it has any meaning. I feel the happiest when I'm working on something for Hayley. When I'm not working on it, it's just work, blah, blah, blah. Working to live, and living to work. I hate that.
I'm not sure I know what God meant me to do, but I have a feeling helping Hayley's career may be part of it. That's the only thing I do that feels like it has any meaning. I feel the happiest when I'm working on something for Hayley.
I think He might be giving you a bit of a clue there Libby - but He never says it's going to be easy
In one way I am very glad for you that there is something which you value greatly and that you find uplifting, but also a little sad that is but one aspect when there should be so many others. My spiritual uplift is to walk Ashridge, near my home where Graham Greene used to walk and find solace. As I feel the gentle kiss of the wind upon my cheek and hear the song of the birds or sometimes complete silence dependent upon the time of day and of the season I thank my God for the eyes that see, the ears that hear and perhaps most important of all, the awareness to know.
God Bless, Libby.
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.
There was once an advertisement shown regularly on tv.
The music was either Where sheep may safely graze or Air on a G string A lone man sits peacefully, gazing out over the countryside, smoking a cigar. The advertisement punchline was :
Happiness is a cigar called H*****
Currently one of the chocolate companies is running advertisements that imply happiness can be achieved by eating their chocolate.
I had modern communication and noise pollution in mind when I started the thread, We are constantly bombarded with bad news, from so many sources, Radio, TV, internet etc. Very few people get time to themselves any more, the mobile phone leaves some people at the beck and call of everyone who has their number.
If you live in or near a city the noise is quite constant, Planes, alarms, traffic noise, construction noise, DIY neighbours, car enthusiasts who think an open exhaust is music.. Even in the country you can hear farm machinery operating, often over substantial distances, especially in a valley.
All these things making it more difficult to just "Be Happy"..
I'm not sure I know what God meant me to do, but I have a feeling helping Hayley's career may be part of it.
You know Libby, I feel exactly the same way. Doing things to help Hayley somehow feels "right".
I could argue too that a lot of things that have happened to me in life were designed to prepare me for that, perhaps even right back to my uncannily similar childhood, and my experience living and working overseas as a young person with no friends my own age away from family and friends for long periods.
It all means I can empathise with her, I've been there and I know how it feels. All I can say is that if God went to all that trouble, Hayley must be very important!
Yes, commercials and ads are famous for telling you you'll be happy if you'll just buy their product. There have even been commercials for cleaning products talking about the "pure joy" of getting a surface clean, or something dumb like that. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
As for doing things for Hayley making us happy, Hayley herself said in radio interviews lately that she feels singing is God's purpose for her. Well, helping out with someone's purpose in life doesn't seem like a small, unimportant thing to me. God is capable of handling things by Himself, but He often likes to use people to accomplish those things.