Expecting only good?

There is a spiritual basis from which we can look forward each day to being good and receiving good—and this is especially important when we're welcoming a new child to the family.

An acquaintance of mine recently told me that her philosophy in life is to expect the worst, and then any good that might come along would be considered a pleasant bonus. One might wonder how much good can come to anyone who is expecting the worst! Can this kind of expectancy help promote harmony and joy, peace and health?

Christ Jesus taught that God alone is good. When speaking to an inquirer, the Master said, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Matt. 19:17.

A fresh look at gratitude
November 14, 1988

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