I will no longer allow
the negative things in life
to spoil all of the good things
I have. I choose to be happy.
Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying “Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.” If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
I feel that when we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change in form without being disappointed by the change. For happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
“‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month — get married.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.
“What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while,
So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
To be truly happy is a question of how we begin, and not how we end, of what we want and not what we have.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.