08 Aug Some thoughts on happiness
Some Thoughts On Happiness (from www.gimundo.com)
‘sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy, ” said Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne claimed, “Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ”
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet, ” said American writer James Oppenheim.
According to English writer, painter, and all-around creative genius William Blake, “The essentials to happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for. ”
American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder has a few words of wisdom for those who’ve actually found the ever-elusive thing called happiness: “My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. ”
And our all-time favorite quote, from beloved Peanuts scribe Charles Schulz: “Happiness is a warm puppy. “