Happiness Is…

Happiness Is...

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

Sometimes “we must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
And when this happens, be in, be real and be bold.

Point of View

“There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That pretty much sums it up, wouldn’t you say?

If You’re Nice When You’re Young, You’ll Be Nice When You’re Old, and Vice Versa

IMG_4950Carol Channing …on aging
“You’re either you or you’re not and I think you’re the same at any age.”

Not Doing Much? You’re Probably Wrong.

A friend gave me this five year journal and I entered daily news consistently…for a while.Then, being human, I forgot about it until I found it the other day. I began to enter “the second year” events and found it so much fun to read what I was doing on that date last year. When we enter the occurrences of our days, it prompts one to have a life. Speak to people, go places, say yes when invited. Invite others.
How alive do we really want to be, anyway?

Ask Yourself -What Did I Learn – Just Now?

If we are present in the company of our lives, meaning we are listening and thinking about what is happening, there will be times when we must capture what we’ve learned. Our memories are superb, but they fade, so we must help them. Capture what you’ve learned in a journal, a book inscription, a piece of art, writing or some other permanent place. This is a gift you give yourself that propels you in the direction you’re trying to go.

You Lose Yourself In A Wonderful Place.

You Lose Yourself In A Wonderful Place
“Everyone should have such a place, even if it’s just a cafe, a bench or a spot of grass, a vantage point from which one can clearly survey the possibility of improvement. Andrew O’Hagan

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