It was not until then that I found a big surge of mental strength, faith, hope, and happiness that comes from daily and frequent prayerful conversations with, and thanks to, our Supreme Father. From then on, I looked up not down. Every minute now, I am conscious of all that is beautiful in this world about me. Before then, I did not see it. How thankful I am that I have good eyes and can see and enjoy all of this beauty.
In my mind now, and always, is a scale with two balanced trays. Whenever part of my thinking process starts to dwell on that which I feel I think I should have but do not have, I pile on one tray of the scale some of my blessings: