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“Happiness, more than anything, is a state of mind, a way of perceiving and approaching ourselves and the world in which we reside.”
The How of Happiness. http://goo.gl/ZRYfYw

visualreads:

“Happiness, more than anything, is a state of mind, a way of perceiving and approaching ourselves and the world in which we reside.”

The How of Happiness. http://goo.gl/ZRYfYw

visualreads:

The How of Happiness. http://goo.gl/ZRYfYw
“It may be obvious that to achieve anything substantial in life—learn a profession, master a sport, raise a child—a good deal of effort is required. But many of us find it difficult to apply the notion of effort to our emotional or mental lives. Without effort, we might ‘get lucky,’ but like a long-forgotten New Year’s resolution, the success will be short-lived. Consider how much time and commitment many people devote to physical exercise, whether it’s going to the gym, jogging, kickboxing, or yoga. My research reveals that if you desire greater happiness, you need to go about it in a similar way. In other words, becoming lastingly happier demands making some permanent changes that require effort and commitment every day of your life. Pursuing happiness takes work, but consider that this ‘happiness work’ may be the most rewarding work you’ll ever do.”

visualreads:

The How of Happiness. http://goo.gl/ZRYfYw

“It may be obvious that to achieve anything substantial in life—learn a profession, master a sport, raise a child—a good deal of effort is required. But many of us find it difficult to apply the notion of effort to our emotional or mental lives. Without effort, we might ‘get lucky,’ but like a long-forgotten New Year’s resolution, the success will be short-lived. Consider how much time and commitment many people devote to physical exercise, whether it’s going to the gym, jogging, kickboxing, or yoga. My research reveals that if you desire greater happiness, you need to go about it in a similar way. In other words, becoming lastingly happier demands making some permanent changes that require effort and commitment every day of your life. Pursuing happiness takes work, but consider that this ‘happiness work’ may be the most rewarding work you’ll ever do.”

"Numerous studies show that happy individuals are successful across multiple life domains, including marriage, friendship, income, work performance, and health." The research illustrates that the relationship between happiness and success is reciprocal: not only can success—be it at work or in love—contribute to happiness, but happiness also leads to more success."
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"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. — George Santayana "

visualreads:

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. — George Santayana "

sineadyang:

In memory of one of my favorite writers. His great works brighten my youth ages.

sineadyang:

In memory of one of my favorite writers. His great works brighten my youth ages.

Getting Married

onedayyoullfindyourself:

One day you’ll find yourself getting married. When you do, make sure it’s to someone who challenges you. An unchecked adult remains a child, and successful marriages tend to require grown-ups.
Extra Points: Start every day by saying “Good morning, beautiful” and close the door when using the bathroom.

Raising a Child

onedayyoullfindyourself:

One day you’ll find yourself raising a child. For a child, commitments made are more lasting than commands received. For example, a child committed to the idea that lying is wrong seldom lies. A child commanded not to lie, however, will make lying a game.
Extra Points: Don’t call a son Buddy. You’re the adult. Call him Son.