There are all these things that threaten to hinder my walk with God. Day to day worries. Little snipets of unwanted news, the voice of other's opinions, health concerns, the ability to get it all done... But all I really need to remember is none of that will make me "happy" anyway. Even without those distractions I'd be lost without hope. Following God and staying close to Him, reading the word and obeying Jesus' teachings... That's where a good life is found.