“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
See also: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-purpose-of-life-is-not-happiness-it-s-usefulness
“The world is full of people looking for spectacular
happiness while they snub contentment.”
~ Doug Larson
“Don’t allow yourself to be heard any longer complaining about…life, not even with your own ears!”
Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’, 8.9
“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.”
Tenzin Gyatso (The real Dalai Lama)
Man is the only animal that laughs. Enjoy it. Even faking a laugh changes our brain chemistry for the better.
The essence of a belief is the establishment of a habit.
Have I come to believe yet?
Addiction is trading away the future to feel better today.
How did that work out for me?
If my addictions had made me happy, I wouldn’t be in recovery.
Do I find myself surprised at some of the things that make me happy now?
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven” ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost
How is my head treating me today? How am I treating my head?