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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Chapter 9, Page 18, Book 18

The world is so full of a number of things
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is too short to be anything but happy

The place to be happy is here.  The time to be happy is now.

Rober G. Ingersoll

The time to be happy is now, it doesn’t live in the past nor is it something we have to wait for in the future.  There is joy to be found in every moment of every day.  

I don’t need more stuff, better weather, a bigger budget or a smaller body in order to be happy  I’m happy just to be me and to have another day to enjoy.  I may not be perfect, but I don’t try to be what I’m not.

If we want to stay happy, we can’t compare what we have to what others have.  Comparison will steal away our joy.  We should all be happy with what we have and who we are in order to be content.  

There is really no excuse not to be happy.  Being happy doesn’t mean that every thing is perfect.  Happiness is a moment to moment choice.  In order to feel happy right now, we need to choose to focus on the good things in the world and ourselves.

Happiness is a present attitude — not a future condition.

Hugh Prather


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you all have a HAPPY day. It's to be a partly cloudy day here with temps right around 80. It's going to be a terrific Tuesday for me!

betty said...

I like the last quote. It is true indeed. Happiness is a present condition and we do have the choice of being happy or not every single day. I agree, life is too short to be anything but happy.


Mevely317 said...

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands! What a jolly lot of jack-o-lanterns you have there. Why, #1's so happy he's bursting out in blooms!

Rick Watson said...

We have a clay pumpkin like that. We’ve had it for years. That makes me happy:)

jack69 said...

Happy is a good state of mind. Thank goodness circumstances do not always command our state of mind.


love your pumpkins. "Happiness is a present attitude — not a future condition."