The happiness thing

HAPPINESS is perhaps a way of life, rather than a destination. An overriding outlook composed of qualities such as optimism, courage, love, and fulfilment.
It’s not dependant on money or circumstance.
According to the Mahatma, Mohandas Gandhi, happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
South African theologian Sir Thomas Taylor said you could not read the Gospels without seeing that Jesus did not tell men how to be good in the manner of moralists of every age, He told them how to be happy. In giving, not in getting.
French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal put it like this: “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator.”
And, as Vicor Hugo said, the supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
Poet William Blake said if we were truly content, we would be able to see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower.
We could hold infinity in the palm of our hands.


One thought on “The happiness thing

  1. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, . . . . . dwell on THESE things.


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