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Happiness quote

Hey guys!

I hope you are having a great day! I know I am!

I found a quote on happiness which I love!

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” ~James Openheim

I love it because I definitely think that your happiness depends on you and your attitude! Each day I try to say to myself that today is going to be a good day! It really works because your attitude basically determines how other people interact with you and how you deal with certain situations that crop up during the day!

I also try not to let negative comments that people make get to me because it tells me that they are not happy with their life or situation! I think if you are not happy about something then you need to change it or accept that you can't change it! Your life will be a lot more peaceful!

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wolfgirl569 wrote on July 29, 2015, 11:56 AM

Thats a good attitude, just sometimes it does not matter how hard you try

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:15 PM

Love your attitude. Cannot change the past, but can certainly look beyond into the future.

deafdiva wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:24 PM

Exactly! The past is the past! You learn from it and move on!

deafdiva wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:24 PM

You are very right! Each person does make his or her own happiness!

deafdiva wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:27 PM

I know sometimes a person's personal situation might make it hard to have the right perspective!

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:58 PM

Yes I just read this one at the wrong time. The vet had just left from putting my horse down

deafdiva wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:22 PM

oh I am sorry to hear about your horse! hugs to you!

msiduri wrote on July 29, 2015, 5:23 PM

It's a lot more than attitude or choosing to look on the bright side. It's also treating people kindly, especially those closest to you without being a doormat, preparing for your future, building your home, taking care of yourself—getting enough sleep, exercise, eating well and everything your mom told you. It's also making some tough decisions some times. Having fun, but also putting off fun, saving money and sometimes going without so that there will be more for the future. I could go on, but the sermon is over for the day.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 29, 2015, 6:05 PM

Thank You feeling a little better now

CoralLevang wrote on July 30, 2015, 10:24 AM

Never truer words!

deafdiva wrote on July 30, 2015, 10:45 AM

Oh I definitely agree with you! You need to take care of yourself by doing things like eating well and getting out of toxic situations if you can!

msiduri wrote on July 30, 2015, 11:30 AM

Yes. Not everyone can get out of bad situations right away, but when they can, they have to.

cheri wrote on August 16, 2015, 1:53 AM

Happiness is a choice that we can make in our lifetime

deafdiva wrote on August 17, 2015, 9:49 AM

Exactly! We can make a choice to be happy each day!

Dawnwriter wrote on September 11, 2015, 1:09 PM

that's a great attitude. I was very upset today over a few things but then I told myself sternly that all the time I am spending in misery are going waste. Change it or accept it is a great rule to live by.

Paulie wrote on September 12, 2015, 4:15 AM

I entirely agree that happiness depends on you and your attituide. I have always tried to be optimistic.

paigea wrote on September 19, 2015, 1:20 PM

that is a very good quote. I may have to jot that one down.

cheri wrote on September 21, 2015, 1:18 AM

Whatever happens I always choose to be happy

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 10, 2015, 12:36 PM

Those are ever so true words. That is a great treasure trove of wisdom you shared above.