NEW YEAR DAY #9
There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Who knew there were so many quotes about happiness… not I for sure. Hopefully there will be enough to spread around as there are still quite a few of days of January left. The say it takes 30 days to make a new habit stick so I’m thinking 31 days of happiness quotes and thoughts might just do the trick.
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they have. You must be willing to loosen your grip on the life you have planned so you can enjoy the life that is waiting for you in this moment.
We have expectations. Lots of them. Only reality doesn’t always quite match up. Critical illness. Disability. Chronic pain. We all have circumstances in our lives that are not ideal.
We all have circumstances in our lives that are not ideal. And there has to come a time for acceptance. Only then can we start to move forward and find happiness.
If I spent all my time focusing on everything that was wrong in my life, then I wouldn’t see the good that is still very much present. We need to celebrate our life for what it is right now, warts and all.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.