Sunday, September 5, 2010

What is true Happiness?

"True Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Helen Keller

I read this article about happiness and thought, some of the quotes were enlightening and so I will share them for today. This was also perfect topic for us as a family this weekend, for a couple of reasons. First of all, we all finally got well from our pneumonia, and second because we were able to take a quick, last minute, mini vacation to Sequim, Washington. We have dear friends that have a beautiful beach house, and they were gracious enough invite over for the long weekend.

I love the feeling I get, when we are here. You wake up, looking at the water and watching the tide go in and out, and then go to bed listening to the waves and the different animals that are here. No sound or noise of the city, is just a beautiful place! We feel blessed to be with incredible friends and being able to just BE...not do anything, but just...enjoy this beautiful place and being together, that is true happiness for sure! So here are those quotes...

What is the definition of happiness anyway?

Finding happiness is like finding yourself.

"You don't find happiness,

You make happiness.

You choose happiness."

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

"True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

Let's define happiness as a feeling of contentment created when all of one's physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual and spiritual needs have been gratified.

Say thanks for the joy and happiness in life and trust that God does indeed want me to be happy.

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself. " ~Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.  ~Palmer Sondreal

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