Jan 9, 2013

Words to live by - happiness


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“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 from the book Eat, Pray, Love

Note to self; everything needs work, even happiness. It takes a mighty effort, to stay afloat, on top of it. It cannot be taken for granted once you have it. It needs to be looked after to be maintained. 

Happy Wednesday!


[Image from Pinterest via stylemepretty.com]

10 comments:

  1. Well spoken dear! Så sant. Idag jobbar jag stenhårt med happy thoughts!
    KRAM

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  2. Such wise words - it's true that nothing can be taken for granted. A very Happy New Year to you!
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  3. Mycket tänkvärt! Tack för att du delar med dig. Kram Jennifer

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  4. So true....it is almost like gymnastic!

    I also smile at the picture...I had the fortune of meeting the lovely woman holding the balloon ;)

    xx

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  5. Thanks for this bit of inspiration. Sometimes I feel like I have to really work hard for happiness. So glad to hear that's the norm! Come celebrate my blogiversary with me!
    xo
    Sharon

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