This Is The Law: Always Be Happy
My 7 year old Juliet had this little surprise gift for me yesterday:
If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?…
Be calm, be strong, be grateful, and become a lamp full of light, that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated, and the sun of everlasting joy arise from the dawning place of heart and soul, shining brightly.
~ `Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 641
I desire to make manifest among the friends in America a new light that they may become a new people, that a new foundation may be established and complete harmony be realized; for the foundation of Bahá’u’lláh is love….The people must be so attracted to you that they will exclaim, “What happiness exists among you!” and will see in your faces the lights of the Kingdom; then in wonderment they will turn to you and seek the cause of your happiness…. I will pray for you that you may become the cause of upraising the lights of God. May everyone point to you and ask, “Why are these people so happy?” I want you to be happy… to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.
~ `Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 218