The duty of happiness becomes clearer when we see how it affects others. It is the merry heart that makes the cheerful countenance, and it is the cheerful countenance that spreads cheer to make other hearts merry. The sunny soul brings sunshine everywhere. A bright and happy temperament is a great social asset, adding to the happiness of the world.
To be happy you must be your own sunshine.
CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM
The idea has been transmitted from generation to generation, that happiness is one large and beautiful precious stone–a single gem, so rare that all search for it is vain, all effort for it hopeless. It is not so. Happiness is a mosaic, composed of many smaller stones. Each taken apart and viewed singly, may be of little value; but when all are grouped together and judiciously combined and set, they form a graceful whole–a costly jewel. Trample not under foot, then, the little pleasures that appear along the daily path, while you look for some great joy which may never be attained.
T. L. HAINES & L. W. YAGGY
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. MAXIM GORKY
- The journey to true happiness and to happiness now is not a journey of physical distance or time; it is one of personal “self-recovery,” where we remember and reconnect consciously to an inner potential for joy–a paradise lost–waiting to be found.
- “If you think something is missing in your life, it is probably YOU…”
“One of the big mistakes I think we make in relationships is that we don’t give our best energy to the people that matter most.”
- “Circumstances and situations do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be.”