September 18, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. (Tim Timberlake, protestant pastor) If happiness depended on living in a perfect environment, none...

September 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If man is not made for God, why is he happy only in God? (Blaise Pascal, 17th century French scientist and Christian philosopher) We live in a society that has become more and more secular. Atheists and agnostics often take...

September 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy—is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist) If you’re not a morning person, perhaps this is the best way...

September 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that (Michael Leunig, Australian cultural commentator) Once again we are reminded that to experience real happiness we must be focused outside...

September 14, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We don’t laugh because we are happy—we’re happy because we laugh. (William James, 19th & 20th century American philosopher) Laughter may very well be an accurate indication of someone’s state of mind. But...

September 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Genuine happiness consists in those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness. (The Dalai Lama) He went on to say, “For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others’...

September 12, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. (Leo Tolstoy, 19th & 20th century Russian writer and philosopher) So many people are looking outside themselves to find happiness. They try...

September 11, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Happy is he who learns from the misfortunes of others. (Aesops Fables) Life’s adversities often cause depression and the temptation to give up. But if we can learn from others’ problems how to avoid those awful results, we...

September 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American poet and philosopher) Thoreau seems to be...

September 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. (Bertrand Russell, 20th century British philosopher) Doing without is not something we strive for. Most of us have an abundance of things, and...

September 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. (James Freeman Clarke, 19th century American theologian and author) As mentioned in previous daily thoughts, happiness is not something to be sought so...

September 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. (Dennis Prager, syndicated columnist and radio talk show host) Gratitude and happiness are very closely linked. If you have an attitude of gratitude, you...

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