Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happiness Is An Ongoing Journey

"We act as though comfort and luxury 
were the chief requirements in life, 
when all we need to make us really happy 
is something to be enthusiastic about." 
~ Charles Kingsley

"Growing Under Your Feet"
16 x 20" Matted Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.
 “Foolish people seek happiness in the distance;
while the wise grow it under their feet.”

~ James Openheim

Simply stated, happiness is when you are not troubled with pain in your body or worry in your mind.  It exists through the harmony created by something to do, something to love and something to hope for.  Learning to accept what is and focusing on the positive, no matter how bad things may seem, is also important. Remember, happiness is not a destination, but an ongoing daily journey.

My younger sister, Gaile, was diagnosed with breast cancer and is scheduled for surgery (Bilateral mastectomy and chemo port) this Thursday. I spoke with her last night and she continues to be positive and happy. She is an inspiration and a testament to what the Dalai Lama said; "It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come." Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers during her challenging ordeal, thank you friends.

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"Joy is not in things, it is in us."
~Richard Wagner


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