"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance
and order and rhythm and harmony."
- Thomas Merton
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."
- George Sand
"Happiness is a bowl of cherries and a book of
poetry under a shade tree."
- Astrid Alauda
"To be happy, it first takes being comfortable in your own shoes.
The rest can work up from there."
- Sophia Bush
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or
unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be."
- Groucho Marx
"Growth itself contains a germ of happiness."
- Pearl S. Buck
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love,
grace and gratitude."
- Denice Waitley
"The secret of human happiness is not in
self-seeking but in self-forgetting."
- Theodore Reik
"Happiness is what you think, what you say,
and what you do are in harmony."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath,
a breeze, a moment's glance - it is little that makes the best happiness."
- Friedrich Nietzche
"The first and indispensable requisite of happiness is a clear conscience."
- Edward Gibbon
"Happiness itself is a kind of gratitude."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others
can not keep it from themselves."
- James Matthew Barrie
Do you have a favorite? I was really struck by J. W. Krutch's "Happiness itself is
a kind of gratitude. I am going to do 'Happiness, Part 2' in the future. Oh, my
dad is doing very well after his second surgery and is, in fact, on his way home
from the hospital!! They don't keep you long anymore, do they? Thanks for
your prayers, everyone! Hugs, Val =)