Happiness comes in many shapes and sizes. We can say material things bring us happiness like a new house, a new car or money. Those can lose their glimmer very quickly. True happiness is in the heart.
What makes some people view tragedy different than others? Is it their belief in God that helps them to see the light at then end of the tunnel? For Christians that should be the case. We should find comfort in the Lord and remember his promises.
There are others who like to wallow in self-pity. Why? They may not believe completely in the words of Christ or they don't realize there is a much better life in the hereafter. They could want attention and they feel that is one way to get it. In fact, they make others more uncomfortable than they think they are.
Bad things happen to good people. That's a fact! How we perceive the bad is what is important. No one likes a whiner. We would rather be around a person who smiles and sees good in everything. So, today, let's be positive and let our light shine.