Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” –Nathaniel Hawthorne
Appreciate life even when it’s not ideal.
Happiness is not the fulfillment of what we wish for, but an appreciation for what we have.
When life gives you every reason to be negative, thinking of one good reason to be postive is helpful. There is so much to be grateful for.
Kindness and gratitude are the way forward. Looking to others is not the road to fulfillment.
Lao Tzu’s words may shift focus from inside our thoughts and heads to external thinking:
If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.Lao Tzu
Finally this from Alan Cohen
“Be happy with what you have.
Be excited about what you want.”