7.23.2008

Be Happy

"If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day." ~W. Beran Wolfe

Oh, how I love this statement. When I am busy, deeply involved in something that speaks to my soul, doing things for others, spending time with loved ones or just working at home is when I am happiest.

Happiness is to be found in the doing, not in the searching. I'm so busy doing, especially this week and next. My twenty-four hour days are crowded. And it makes me happy.

Tired, but happy.

9 comments:

hoLLy said...

i love the tired but happy feeling too:)

tara said...

lovely jan, simply lovely:)

Heather said...

Tired but happy is the best way to feel! Glad you are busy doing good stuff.

Ashley said...

i totally agree! happiness comes with "doing."

Kristi said...

Oooh, I love that quote. And you are a busy woman! I hope this week goes well for you :) You know I'm good for some DC if you need it :)

Natalie Scott said...

Yes, tired and happy...now that's the ticket ;)

Beautiful quote!

Jane said...

Love that quote Jan. Seriously, how do you find these? Love the part about a happy man who's educating his son. I find myself looking for things to entertain my kids and myself instead of enjoying the time every day we get to spend together. Thanks for such a great reminder Jan. You always seem to put things in perspective for me!

MiaKatia said...

Have fun in your next two busy weeks!

Cammie said...

Love this and the perspective about "searching" for happiness. You are full of wisdom!