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Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
-- Isaac Bashevis Singer


Friday, November 18, 2022

Living and giving happiness

No situation on its own will make you happy. Right now there are people living in the most ideal situations you can imagine, who are miserable.

It’s great when you can make improvements in your life and in your world. Take care, though, not to pin all your hopes on anticipated improvements that may or may not materialize.

If you envision your happiness as existing only in some other place or time or circumstance, it will always elude you. To experience happiness, stop chasing it and start living it.

Happiness comes not from what you’re looking at, but from what you choose to see. See it, be it, live it where you are, doing what you’re doing, in the world as it is.

Embrace the reality of right now. Allow yourself to recognize the beauty, the possibilities, the opportunities for living and giving happiness.

Rather than imposing conditions on happiness, let it be. Let it be now, let it be here, let it be you.

— Ralph Marston

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