Helen Keller on Happiness

My words to meditate upon today … if this noble woman can find happiness, with all that happened in her life, then I think it is there for all of us :-).

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

– Helen Keller

– AND –

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

– Helen Keller


Picture from the Helen Keller Foundation


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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  J Stewart wrote @

Two worthy reminders! I have found the second to be particularly true for me. Thanks for sharing them!

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  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

Thankyou-beautiful. The first was a timely reminder for me!

  Religion4All wrote @

So glad … I tend to sort of trust God in helping me to find my topics for each day … so I like to think that there is SOMEbody out there who needs each one … even if it ends up being years later :-).

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