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

Author Unknown

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 19, Book 09

Happiness cannot come from without.
It must come from within.
It is not what we see and touch
or that which others do for us
which makes us happy;
it is that which we think and feel and do,
first for the other person and then for ourselves.
Helen Keller
Just a few thoughts for you today…
Did you ever hear the song that says If your happy and you know it – clap your hands…
I really have found out that I can clap my hands and my happiness is not dependant on other people. I can be happy because of what I do and what I think and what I want. Living alone really is a lot different.
You know when you’re married it seems that two do really become one. Every thing you do depends on what the other person also likes and wants to do.

I ‘ve had to face the fact that if I was to find some happiness in my life it was going to be up to me. I love to do many different things so my time was always filled with one thing or another. I took up hobbies that I’d never done before too.

I’d never say I learned this lesson easily for sure. I had lots of help from the good Lord, and from family and friends that gave loving support too. The thing is we should never depend on someone else to make us happy. Loving and living with someone doesn’t make or break our happiness.

Being in circumstances that are out of our control should not take away the ability we have to live a life of joy and completeness. Don’t make someone else the cause of your happiness,
It is an unfair burden to place anyone.
Just like the little puppy happiness is within each and every one of us.


There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling
of contentment that comes from being
the person you are meant to be.
Oprah Winfrey

‘On Ya’-ma


Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you are saying.
I was married for 46 years before
my husband died seven years ago. I
had to find my own identity and it
wasn't easy. Finding happiness
within is the key, and life goes on.

Kath said...

I do agree it is up to oneself,but I do find it very hard to be happy living alone.I am learning,but it does drain me at times.I am not oon such a good week this week but stilll trying hard.Have a lovely Thursday.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Linda said...

I love the comment at the bottom from Oprah! Have a great day. Linda