Happy New Year!
We say that so easily to one another, don’t we? And yet we also know that happiness can be an elusive emotion.
So much depends on our personal and family circumstances, of course, so that wishing happiness can sometimes seem a bit hollow.
But I’ve noticed more and more that true happiness has become a real quest for many people, fed up with the uncertainties of life and full of realization that happiness is often found where you least expect it.
What does happiness mean to you, I wonder?
For this seasonal time, I came across this little collection of 10 quotes on how other people viewed it. There are some real nuggets of wisdom buried inside them.
1)One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory – Rita Mae Brown (In other words, forget the past!)
2) The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage – Thucydides
3)Life’s truest happiness is found in friendships – Unknown (Stressing the importance of building relationships)
4)The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy – Charlotte-Catherine Patin
5)The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is – Erasmus (In other words, be true to yourself)
6)Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have – Unknown
7)Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort—Franklin D Roosevelt
8)The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet – James Oppenheim (Don’t wish for the stars but consider what you have around you)
9)Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself – Ralph Waldo Emerson (Making others happy, makes you happy too)
10)It’s you who chooses whether to be happy or not in your life. I choose to be happy. What about you? – Somopng Yusoontorn
Food for thought and a code to live by in 2016? I hope you think so.
After that, I feel more sincere about wishing you a Happy New Year.
I also hope it is a year of personal fulfillment for you.