Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

The fourth Monday of every month is Challenger’s Choice over at Sally’s.  My choice might be considered animals (doesn’t say they have to be alive!), still life, or objects.  No matter where you choose to file this photo, I hope it makes you as happy as it does me.  I wish these guys were in my yard filled with flowers!

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“For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.” 
-Bob Marshall

The end of this round of elections makes this quote from William Arthur Ward most apt.  But the advice goes much farther than politics.  It’s a basic tenet for a happy, productive life.

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“Every person has the power to make others happy.
Some do it simply by entering a room
others by leaving the room.
Some individuals leave trails of gloom;
others, trails of joy.
Some leave trails of hate and bitterness;
others, trails of love and harmony.
Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism;
others trails of faith and optimism.
Some leave trails of criticism and resignation;
others trails of gratitude and hope.
What kind of trails do you leave?”

~William Arthur Ward

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It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
–Eleanor Roosevelt (more…)

Hunger is the best sauce in the world.  ~Cervantes

My husband says this all the time and it’s moved into our family lexicon.  But it’s true; hunger is the best sauce.   Here are some favorite food pictures and food sayings…all calorie free for you today. Indulge.  It’s summertime and the living is easy and delicious! (more…)