Thought for today.
Philippians 4:11-13--"For i have learned, in whatsoever state i am, therewith to be content."
The story is told of identical twins, one a hope-filled optimist who often said, "everything is coming up roses." the other twin was a sad hopeless pessimist would always expected the worst to happen. The parents brought them to a psychologist in hopes he might be able to help them balance their personalities.
The psychologist suggested that on the twins next birthday, the parents put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. "Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford," the psychologist said, "and give the optimist a box of manure." The parents did as he said.
When they peeked in on the pessimistic twin, they heard him complain, "I don't like the color of this toy. I'll bet this toy will break. I know my friend has a bigger toy than this.
Tiptoeing across the hall, the parents peeked in and saw their optimistic son gleefully throwing manure up in the air. He was giggling as he said, "You can't fool me. Where there's this much manure, there's gotta be a pony."