Life is thought. When we cease to think, there is no life. How we think, is the kind of life we live. Since we are able to control our thoughts, we can determine the course of our life and the way we feel during our time here. It is very important to establish good thinking guidelines and follow them. Placing thoughts of peace and happiness in our mind will help to make our lives peaceful and happy. If we do not set our thoughts properly, we will be dragged through life by the nose.
Anne Frank had good reason to be unhappy, full of fear, and deeply discouraged. Years of her life were spent in a small apartment hiding from the Nazis who wanted to destroy her and her family.
Yet even in this little hiding place she had happiness. It was something she had inside which did not depend on what happened around her.
She had riches of the heart. She had faith that kept her going. She had love and concern for her family and others which made even a restricted life very rich with feelings.
It is tempting to believe that we will be happy when we have something outside ourselves which will make us happy.
But happiness is not something we have to find outside; the seeds are in our hearts already.