Tag Archives: learning to be happy

The Hardest Lessons

Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense … Continue reading

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The Greatest Blessings of Mankind are Within

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. … Continue reading

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Today

I have learned over a period of time to be almost unconsciously grateful–as a child is–for a sunny day, blue water, flowers in a vase, a tree turning red. I have learned to be glad at dawn and when the … Continue reading

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Right In Front of My Nose

My wishes for us all in this New Year were found right in front of my nose  on my fireplace hearth: “Peace Stone” – A gift from a friend who had many times heard my answer to the question, “What … Continue reading

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What’s In You

  From a blog by Mark Mason http://markmanson.net/stop-trying-to-be-happy

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Forgive and Let It Go

Your heart is the beacon, your heart is the storm. Dare to embrace it; you’ll never be torn. Vanna Bonta

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You’re Responsible

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. Deborah Reber

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Let Life Happen

Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always. Rainer Maria Rilke

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The Way…

One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Damage…

We wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun… we are the roses… Tupac Shakur

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