"No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile, you"ll end up laughing. You will be cheerful because you smile. Repeated experiments prove that when man assumes the facial expressions of a given mental mood — any given mood — then that mental mood itself will follow."
— Kenneth Goode
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
THE HOPE IN DEATH
There’s a special beauty in death
Where one sleeps free
With the tranquility of innocence;
There is a special love in death
Where love remains, flourishes
As we are bounded by loving memories;
There is a special protection in death
Where Death is our sanctuary
From the woes of life;
There is a special comfort in death
Where there’s no pain, no grief, no tear
And where there’s relief from sorrow;
There is a special liberation in death
Where one is free from slavery to sin
Has paid his due wages
There is a special peace in death
Where one lies free from horrors and terrors
And awaits eternal bliss;
There is an unwavering hope in death
where one awaits the glorious resurrection;
and the death of DEATH, forever;
"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
— Henry David Thoreau
Five signs that you are a happy person:
5. Upside down people all wonder why you are not frowning.
4. Everywhere you go, you see people smiling back at you.
3. Your mirror is the happiest person you've met all day.
2. Actually, you've heard nothing but positive news all week.
1. Your tummy is still warm from the last hug.
You have the power to hurt yourself or to benefit yourself. If you do not choose to be happy no one can make you happy. Do not blame God for that! And if you choose to be happy, no one can make you unhappy. It is we who make of life what it is.
Paramahansa Yogananda, 1893-1952
Kind hearts are the garden;
Kind thoughts are the roots;
Kind words are the blossoms;
Kind deeds are the fruits.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948
Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
— Bertrand Russell