My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
I wonder why is so difficult to be simple, to be happy with simple things and why the simplicity is so sophisticated and hard to achieve…
The pursuit of the unattainable leaves the pursuer lacking in true happiness as opposed to the person who is happy for their current situation who is truly blessed.
You're right, almost. Simple in the want of things, and overflowing in friends and those you love!
So true, to be happy with nothing is everything.
The bonus is, he then has e v e r y t h i n g !
And if you wish to purchase some nothing go tohttp://www.nothing.net/deult.html(it is a real site!!)
Hey there---even though you're happy with nothing, swing on over to my tree where I've got a lil' something for you :) http://thefallenmonkey.com/2010/08/06/the-famo-awards/
Being rich in material wealth does not equate to the happiness of a poor family with nothing.
Happy with nothing is rich indeed!
Less means more... The simple life is the best life. Love, peace and hope are priceless. This is a timely post and worth every word. Great Job, Marty. Thank You so very much....
So often those who think they have nothing fail to see their riches, but I have yet to meet a rich person who is truly happy.
I can relate to this, well done.
This is lovely - I truly believe that acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. If I can be haapy and grateful for what is, rather than what is not, then i can find some serenity and inner peace.
Most of us count what we don't have instead of counting the blessings and joys; hence unhappiness. If only man can find contentment in what he has, no matter how little, then he can find happiness.
and you'll know this at last, poor soul, the grass is never greener once you leave paradise.Visit the God Bolt for the daily bolt! http://thegodbolt.blogspot.com
To many people think about what they have not instead of focusing on what they have. I have all I could ever need my health, my family and the love of my life what else could a girl ask for?
So absolutely true, because real happiness comes from an inner peace and contentment that is not based on outer circumstances. You might like thishttp://publishersearch.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/seven-other-kinds-of-happiness/
I just went to the nothing.net site stevmap suggested and laughed my head off.Thanks Steve.
I would prefer the statement: He is happiest who is happy with himself.After all nothing is nothing to be happy or sad about.
I'd like to have a yard sale every week and get our stuff down to almost nothing. That would make me happy!
In modern life, the possibility of actually doing this is an option...we call them monks or nuns don't we?
True hapiness is from within, so is true, you need nothing else.
This reminds me of something my mother used to tell me when I was young: "people should want what they have rather than having what they want."
Wow!! this is very true NP, thank you for this and can't wait for more!:D