If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth, 1806
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig
Every now and then,
when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight...
~Hazelmarie ‘Mattie’ Elliott, A Breath of Heaven
If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal - that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
The century mark - ContemplationMy brother-in-law Pete took this picture of my father many years ago. It's been a favorite, though, for all the reasons you might imagine: it...