It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chapter 1, Page 10, Book 18


NEW YEARS DAY #10

I accept life unconditionally.  Life holds so much--so much to be happy about always.  Most people ask for happiness on condition.  Happiness can be felt only if you don't set conditions.        

Artur Rubinstein
The difference between conditional and unconditional is that in conditional happiness you need to satisfy a condition to be happy which means you will often tell yourself that I can be happy IF, and the IF is the definition of conditional happiness. Unconditional happiness is all about being happy no matter what .


Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. 

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.


May we never let the things we can’t have or don’t have or shouldn’t have spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have.  As we value our happiness, let us not forget it.  One of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.       

Richard L. Evans

4 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

This was a great one today - I especially like, "Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others."

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

jack69 said...

Good post. I did enjoy the 'Evans' Quote you ended with, very appropriate.

Mevely317 said...

Conditional happiness. My word, I'm in the 'guilty box' over here. Great post, Ma. Again, I must redirect my compass.

TARYTERRE said...

unconditional happiness is what we should strive for. "We are all different, yet we are all the same."