Bad News is: You cannot make people like, love, understand, validate, accept, or be nice to you. You can’t control them either. Good News Is: It Doesn’t Matter. —author unknown
“A meaningful life is not about being rich, or popular, or accomplished, or high-ranking. There is nothing wrong with any of these, but that’s not what it’s about.
It’s about being true to, and for, our self while also being gentle and humble and forgiving and thankful, and being willing to extend our self to touch and lift in the lives of others.
A meaningful life brings intrinsic contentment, satisfaction, and happiness. Unfortunately, it cannot be purchased, inherited, or bestowed. If we want one, we must create it our self.
It won’t be easy, but the good news is that regardless of our current station, if we start today, we still have enough time to finish with our very own meaningful life.”
—Paul Mark Sutherland
“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” ~Aldous Huxley
(This post is re-blogged from one of my favorite blogs,
“Meant to be Happy,” written by Ken Wert)
We talk a lot about happiness all dressed up and pretty. But what does it look like when it’s standing in nothing but its birthday suit?
As I’ve studied and practiced, researched and questioned, written and talked with people about happiness, I’ve become increasingly convinced that many of us define the term in very different ways.
This is no unimportant matter either. Because some of us understand happiness so differently, we can easily misunderstand what it takes to get more of it. And so we’re often found groping in the dark for something that was never put where we’re groping for it in the first place. We’re understandably left frustrated for trying.
This post, then, is less about how to be happy (though it’s implied in its description) as much as a post dedicated to describing what happiness looks like once you have it.
To read the rest of the post, and I recommend you do, head over to “Meant to be Happy.”