The Happy Curmudgeon

“If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”  —Andy Rooney


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9 thoughts on “The Happy Curmudgeon

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  2. After seeing your post here I asked my hubby if he remembered Andy Rooney. While he didn’t I sure do. Although not a ‘news’ watcher, because of the wit and wisdom of this particular journalist and wise speaker, I always made a mental note of when 60 Minutes was on and would turn on the TV at about 3/4 past the hour, since he always ‘wrapped it up’. His wise and comical observations made me laugh and cry. I loved Andy Rooney. Thank you so much for this post.


    • Yes, he was a character. One of the things about Andy Rooney that I loved was his desire to continue to work (doing what he loved) until he was 92 years old. Amazing! Thanks for your contribution, Gina. Be well. 🙂 -Paul


    • Yes, he sure was one of a kind. He had a way of looking at things that usually had us either scratching our heads or laughing out loud. He also got to write, and then present, about anything he wanted. I doubt there are any journalists permitted this much latitude today. Thanks, Marcia


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