This is one of the many paradoxes of happiness: we seek to control our lives, but the unfamiliar and the unexpected are important sources of happiness. ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
The Miracle Worker (1962; Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft) – Annie Sullivan couldn’t get through to Helen Keller until she created a situation in which Helen depended on her for everything. We are an awful lot like Helen before her breakthrough in communication. God can’t really reach us until we recognize that we need him for everything.