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Happiness is a Choice

I recently heard two different quotes that I thought were very inspiring.

Michael Josephson, in one of his commentaries on the radio the other day, said "The key to happiness is not getting more of what you want,  but learning to enjoy what you have."  I think that that sentence is extremely meaningful in our busy lives. So many of us chase after money and material goods, and after getting them often times we are left asking ourselves "Is that all there is?"

The second quote was by Abraham Lincoln who said " "A person is generally about as happy as he's willing to be."

As we celebrate Fathers Day, we should all remember that the most important thing in our lives is family and the love that we have for our parents, brothers and sisters, children, and other family members. True happiness comes from meaningful relationships, and not the acquisition of things. On this day, let us step back and truly appreciate all that we have in our lives. 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsMaureen Megowan • June 20 2010 12:03AM


happiness is all in the mind, if we put it out there it will be... But you are right on the first one, enjoy what you have!!

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) over 8 years ago

Hi Maureen, those quotes seem to ring true.  Some of the happiest people in the world have very little in regard to material things, but they live their lives with a smile on their face.

Posted by Tamara Camden Vacation Rental Agent (All Rentals 2 Remember, inc.) over 8 years ago

Happiness is an inside job!

Posted by Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa (Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors -- Tulsa, Oklahoma) over 8 years ago

Maureen, I like to listen to Dennis Prager, and talk show host. he has a happiness hour each week. it is certainly a choice. nice post.

Posted by Bryan Watkins (LRA Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Very true.

I'm trying to adjust myself to view most things this way.

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 8 years ago

I need to appreciate those quotes a bit more and learn to relax.

Posted by Jay Schmitt, Gettysburg Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Keystone Realty) over 8 years ago

Maureen - AMEN!  I love these quotes.  I too need to heed them more these days.  I am truly blessed and I need to remember that every chance I get.

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) over 8 years ago

Great reminder Maureen.  Every day there are things that I can be thankful for and staying focused on that is key.

Posted by Kim Sellers, Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow (Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker) over 8 years ago

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