Happiness is Determined by What We Hold Dear

 “If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold it would be a merrier world.” – Thorin Oakenshield / JRR Tolkein This quote was spoken by Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Dwarves from JRR Tolkein’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit. These words were spoken upon Thorin’s deathbed as he begged forgivenessContinue reading “Happiness is Determined by What We Hold Dear”

Happiness Thought for the Day – October 10, 2021: Remember to share empathy for others

“But for the grace of god there go I.” This quote is largely attributed to John Bradford, an English reformer who lived in the 1500s. Not being able to fully accredit the quote to him, I shall leave it blank. No matter who spoke it, or whether we happen to believe in God, a god,Continue reading “Happiness Thought for the Day – October 10, 2021: Remember to share empathy for others”

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”