Posts tagged happiness
Some Favorite Quotes

You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn. You’re human, not perfect. You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.

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Mindfulness: Small Pleasures

When my hand injury first happened, I was easily frustrated and angry. As an artist, when such small tasks such as turning a doorknob or opening a jar were difficult, I began losing hope that I'd ever be able to create again. When the stress became too much, focusing on small things that still made me smile was helpful. During that time, my list included the following.

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Hugh Mackay's view on happiness: "I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that—I don't mind people being happy—but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness."

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