Happiness Thought for the Day – September 30, 2021: Anger will only harms he who carries it

“The wounded person should ask himself: Is it worth filling my heart with hatred and dragging the weight of it around with me?’ – Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra The scene of this quote from Paulo Coelho, whom I believe is the greatest contemporary fiction writer alive today, is the city of Accra liesContinue reading “Happiness Thought for the Day – September 30, 2021: Anger will only harms he who carries it”

Happiness Thought for the Day – September 29, 2021: create a ripple of happiness and joy

“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – General Maximus / Gladiator This quote from Russel Crowe’s character in gladiator has two meanings. The first and most obvious is the notion that our decisions hereĀ  and now will have consequences that follow us into the eternal afterlife wherein we will be judged for ourContinue reading “Happiness Thought for the Day – September 29, 2021: create a ripple of happiness and joy”

Happiness Thought for the Day – September, 28 2021: Happiness for all begins within you

“What we achieve inwardly will change outward reality.” – Plutarch As much Plutarch as I have read, I am shocked that I never came across this quote until just recently. Plutarch is most famous for his histories of the Roman Empire, most notably his biographical work: The 12 Caesars. This particular bit of wisdom fromContinue reading “Happiness Thought for the Day – September, 28 2021: Happiness for all begins within you”

Happiness Thought for the Day – September 27, 2021: you define your own happiness

“Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or qualification.” – JK Rowling JK Rowling spoke these words to a group of presumably extremely motivated and driven young men and women at the Harvard University commencement speech in 2008. Whether you are a bright young mind graduating from one ofContinue reading “Happiness Thought for the Day – September 27, 2021: you define your own happiness”

Happiness Thought for The Day – September 26, 2021: fortify your mind for happiness

“The point is not to wish for these adversities but for the virtue that makes adversities bearable.” – Seneca The preamble to this quote from Seneca was a brief discussion of some examples of strife that he or other members of the Roman Empire might endure, namely illness and war. Sadly, these two adversities areContinue reading “Happiness Thought for The Day – September 26, 2021: fortify your mind for happiness”