“Silence fertilizes the deep place where personality grows. A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms“. — Norman Vincent Peale
I find myself questioning Norman’s thought. Why? Because life is really difficult right now for many, many people. It’s so difficult and uncertain, that many of us, myself included, don’t want to admit it.
Therefore, I fall back on everything I know to be true. God never said it would be easy, He just said we would not have to go alone.
Peace and carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
“”Happiness is a present attitude – not a future condition“. — Hugh Prather
I can not claim to be an expert in anything, except my own personal opinion.
There was a time in my life, decades really, when I waited for external conditions to influence my happiness. Perhaps I even thought that I was happy, with the daily “partying”. Obviously, I can’t trade those years back for a do-over. And maybe in the midst of all those years, I actually was happy. It’s just that I eventually came to realize, it wasn’t the happiness I longed for.
So, the happiness I feel now, is very different than the past 30 years. It’s a simple and thankful happiness. Breathe in my nostrils, food on my plate, a clean shirt.
It’s my opinion that Hugh Prather speaks the truth. Carpe diem , jeff noel 🙂
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts“. — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I hope this doesn’t surprise anyone. If it does, I hope it’s a “good” surprise. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
“It’s good to be just plain happy; it’s a little better to know that you are happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know why and how……well that is beyond happiness. That is bliss“. — Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Don’t worry, be happy, and carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
“It’s not doing what you like that’s important – it’s liking what you do“. — Eric Butterworth
It took me a long time to understand this. Better late than never, eh? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂