H is for Happiness

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“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown


Happiness is elusive.  Happiness usually happens on the way to somewhere else.  

You may find it in the middle of forgetting to look for it.

If you seek it, it might run away. If you try to attain it, it may be hollow.

Think of all the people trying to be happy who are miserable.

Remember:  Thinking “I’m not happy” is the problem.

And focusing on the problem, as we know, will make the problem grow bigger!

You can squeeze the life out of happiness spending so much energy trying to find it, get it and keep it.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

stop waiting for Friday


Happiness happens when you are intently focused on something else–something good.

Try to be good at life.   Try to be good at what you do.  Choose something to do that you can be good at.  We all have something.

 **Find a passion.  And remember that your gainful work and your passion don’t always have to be the same ─ though they often intersect at beautiful junctures.

Find a Thing that is yours. Everyone’s got one.  One is enough.  One really good Thing is enough to make happiness happen.

Some people have several.  That’s OK too.  But look for that One Thing until you find it.  

 Work on life! Don’t give up! Keep at it until you get better.  One day you will get better than you thought possible.  

Don’t worry about being happy!

One day when you are in the middle of doing your “thing” with Gratitude, the tipping point will happen, and happiness will spill all over on to you!!

You’ll be surprised by joy!



Author: Margaret Huntley Harrison

I’m a painter using my gifts to transform the seemingly ordinary into the beautiful and extraordinary. What I love more than anything is tracking down, creating, and spreading the beauty in our amazing world! And I LOVE helping you find and spread your beauty into your home, your family and your world. Art for sale: fineartamerica.com Margaret Huntley Harrison

3 thoughts on “H is for Happiness”

  1. LOVE this post Margaret! Especially the quote about making the most of the moment you are in now! I’m experiencing this now, these last few days. Planning on seeing you at your book signing on Saturday! 💗

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