Queen of Ordinary – The Key to Happiness – March 31, 2014

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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone wants to be happy.  Thinking that someone else on the planet is the key to your happiness is the fastest way to lose it.

Happiness comes from within.  It is possible to experience temporary and short lived bouts of happiness brought on by events, but enduring happiness is something else altogether.

Abraham Lincoln said, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

The key to happiness starts and ends inside of us.  If we are wise, we will hold tight to that key and never let anyone else be in charge of the key to our happiness.

 

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