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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 24, Book 19

The state of your finances is not what determines if you are rich or poor.

Author Unknown

September 24th - the secret of happiness has nothing to do with money.

Its good to have money and the things that money can buy, but its good to to check up once in awhile and make sure you havent lost the things that money cant buy.

George Lorimer

I consider myself to be a wealthy woman and not any of my wealth  involves money.   The essence of daily happiness is that your happiness is a product of your thoughts. Nothing more, nothing less

Best of all , it costs nothing.  You risk nothing and nobody can sell you anything .  Happiness is an inside job.  Happiness is a state of mind.  You don’t have to be rich and you don’t have to wait until your reach some level of achievement in the future.

You can have happiness right now.  Don’t wait to become rich to figure this stuff out.  Choose happiness as the priority for the day.  Deciding to be happy is the decision to stop being unhappy.  

I can choose happiness at any given moment no matter what’s going on and for absolutely no reason other than just to be happy.  Yes I’m a wealthy woman and am happy to say, even though I don’t have much money,, because money cannot buy happiness.

My external state of being doesn’t depend on external events that I believe will make me happy at some unknown future.  Happiness is a option, just as misery is an option.  They ae both choices you can make .  I choose happiness every time.  Life is too short to be anything but happy.

We are all doing the best we can with what we know.  If others do you wrong, then have some compassion for them.

One article I read has this good advice to share.  Remember this quote .  There are three kinds of business in the world, your business, other peoples business, and God’s business.  I think of it this way.  Unhappiniess always occurs when I stray from my business,  I have no right being in God’s business because I don’t know the big picture.  Anytime I’m in other peoples business I’m in judgement which makes me unhappy.  My business is where happiness is.  Everything else creates unhappiness.  

We can cannot choose the events around us but we can choose our reaction to them.  Unhappiness does not exist in the present moment.  It only exists as a regret about the past or worry toward the future.  

Don’t take anything for granted.  Gratitude isn’t just about enjoying and appreciating, It’s a bigger idea about living in the blessing of wonder of an experience.  Happiness doesn’t mean you have more to be grateful for, it means you spend more time being grateful for what you already have.  Gratitude is a choice to become aware of the good things that are already true in any given situation and we become consciously thankful for them.

Happiness is found in the journey, not the destination.  Don’t wait,  begin to enjoy the benefits today.  

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck


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

It's a good day to be happy!

betty said...

I like that quote about business, ours, others, God's. I am going to copy it out and memorize it. Very wise with the application of it too, Ma. So true money doesn't buy happiness. True happiness comes from within and is always free.


Mevely317 said...

That's a super quote!
I know an individual who (I strongly suspect) aggravates, simply to engage. When I recently 'unfriended' her, she posted something about "because they know I'm right."
No. Right or wrong, I'm CHOOSING not to dwell in negativity.

Chatty Crone said...

There may be no time to put things off. Do it now. Love now.