Month: June 2013
When I was looking through her pictures there’s always one picture that catches my eye in a given week. This one just caught my eye. I have the pleasure of knowing the photographer and her family. They are wonderful people, and this picture really shows a little bit of that. It warms my heart to see such affection in a world where love is so hard to come by. I hope this picture restores you just a little bit as it has me. Check her work out on facebook at Bellarose Photography!
The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised
– H. C. Mattern
Let us all try to remove ourselves from the wear and tear that ordinary life brings us. Your worth does not come from a job title, a fancy car, brand new outfits, and all of the other trappings of the world.
It comes from you.
You are the greatest determining factor of your own happiness. If you learn to live without high expectation of life and others I can almost guarantee your future will look much brighter. Like I seed that has fallen in good soil your love will take root in all that you do. Others will respond positively and you will be able to ‘weed’ out those that would choke your growth and happiness. The golden rule calls us to be fair, just, and loving to our neighbors as such I humbly request that you, my readers, try to embody as well. Hate is what divides us, sadness and hard times embitter us, selfishness hardens our hearts, and impropriety weaken our love for others. Why don’t you and I take up the challenge of being a role model for others?
A good life isn’t hard to find when one simply loves. If we give up the great lie that is money than the world and it’s sunshine will open up to you. Give of yourself to others and life’s small gifts to us become magnified and even more beautiful and full.
Today I ask you to reread this quote and employ it this week or the next.
Happiness is a choice, and happiness is what I wish for you.