Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Record temps today...

"People universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. 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. If you don't, you will leak away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments." - Elizabeth Gilbert
take the moments where you can...

1 comment:

Sweet Repose said...

Right on Sista...that's what I love about my single life now. After being married to an alchoholic for 20 years, I learned through that lesson how I wanted my life to change, to accept the struggles and love each moment of each day.

Contentment is an easy thing to attain, if you don't set impossible goals...and think possitive.

I have NO SNOW at all anymore, but am not crazy enough to think that winter is over. Even though all the signs of an early spring are there. The canada geese are flying back, as are the flocks of blackbirds. Cardinals are calling for mates...a very odd year indeed...one day at a time!

Have a good one!...s