Companions and Friends

 

 

Much certainty of the happiness and purity of our lives depends on our making a wise choice of our companions and friends.

by John Lubbock

 

How often do you see your friends?

 

Do you feel they have a strong influence to your life?

 

What do you give them in return as a friend or has it ever crossed your mind you have something to give?

 

Fern Cotton’s book Happiness gives us much insight on how to find your joyful moment in your daily life, through friends, through companions. Have a read and let me know what do you think?

I have also read Ruby Wax’s A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled , in her book, she explains how to overcome her depression by practising mindfulness, it’s also interesting to read her real life story through her witty lines!

 

 

It’s You That Makes Me Happy

 

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

 

 

I could not be what I am, if I did not take such serene happiness from my union with you.

You are my spring of content; and so long as I have you, and you too are happy, nothing but good and power can come to me…my God bless and keep you!

by Woodrow Wilson

I sit here bored

I don’t feel like talking to the people here.

I don’t feel like looking at this place anymore.

I sit here lonely realizing that it’s not people or places that makes me happy

It’s you

by Susan Polis Schutz

 

 

 

I wish you all the good and charm that life can offer.

Think of me kindly, and…rest assured that no one

would more rejoice to hear of your happiness.

Love, and love alone, is capable of giving thee a happier life.

by Ludwig van Beethoven

 

 
 

I have listed out some Happiness and Mindfulness books which I found useful to myself when I was having a ‘low’ moment. Hope it’s of use to you:
 

Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life 

The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control and How To Master It

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill

The Art of Meditation

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace

Believe in What Makes You Happy

Believe in what makes you feel good.
Believe in what makes you happy.
Believe in the dreams
you’ve always wanted to come true, and give them every chance to.

Life holds no promises
as to what will come your way.
You must search for your own ideals
and work toward reaching them.
Life makes no guarantees
as to what you’ll have.
It just gives you time to make choices
and to take chances
and to discover whatever secrets
that might come your way.

If you are willing to take
the opportunities you are given
and utilize the abilities you have,
you will constantly fill your life
with special moments
and unforgettable times.

No one knows the mysteries of life
or its ultimate meaning,
but for those who are willing
to believe in their dreams
and in themselves,
life is a precious gift
in which anything is possible.

—— by Dena Dilaconi, The Language of Happiness

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