Two little teardrops were floating down the river of life. One teardrop asked the other, "Who are you?" The second teardrop replied, "I am a teardrop from a girl who loved a man and lost him. But who are you?" The first teardrop replied, "I am a teardrop from the girl who got him."

That's the way life goes, isn't it? We cry over what we don't have not realizing we might have cried twice as hard had we gotten it. One of the reasons the apostle Paul lived a life characterized by such joy and gratitude was because he had learned the secret of being content. He was thankful for what he had and not sorry about what he didn't have (Philippians 4:12).

 - Turning Point Daily Devotional 8-11-03