Joy, In the Simple Things

"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness." Andy Rooney

Dear Andy Rooney. I do miss him and his simple wise folksy wisdom.

Happy Joy Day! Love, Jamie xo

Categories: Joy

4 comments

  1. jrcowles said on February 24, 2016
    The late Jane Kenyon wrote a BEAUTIFUL, tear-provoking poem about this called "Otherwise": http://loc.gov/poetry/180/050.html I remember hours spent in surgical intensive care in '73 waiting to find out if my dad was going to survive his heart-bypass surgery -- he did -- and feeling this intense ENVY of people -- hospital staff, visitors to non-SICU patients, people coming & going on the street outside -- doing just normal, mundane, everyday things, and wondering "Do they know how LUCKY they are?" http://beguineagain.com/skeptics-heaven/ Jim
  2. jrcowles said on February 24, 2016
    There's also a sequel: http://beguineagain.com/a-skeptics-heaven-the-sequel/
  3. jrcowles said on February 24, 2016
    There's also a sequel: http://beguineagain.com/a-skeptics-heaven-the-sequel/ I'm
  4. SilentKim said on February 24, 2016
    We have been program to want and not be happy. So we have to learn all over again to be happy. Nice quote to share.

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