Happiness is A Day Well Lived
* Heidegger said “We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny.”
Happiness is setting the sail of our own destiny.
* Sartre said, “Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you,” Happiness is knowing it is not what is before you
but how you relate to it.
* Emerson said, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and ?
absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ” Happiness is wiping the slate clean.
* Epicurus said, “Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the
acquisition of friends. “ Happiness is honoring, valuing appreciating our friends.
* Nietzsche said, “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” Happiness is kicking
up your heels. It is dabbling in the art of our soul.
* William James coined the term “will to believe” to refer to way that we are able to choose our attitudes and
beliefs –and in doing so, change our lives. “Be not afraid of life, believe that life is worth living, and your belief
will help create the fact.” Happiness is believing in the goodness of life.
1. At the end of the day, do I look over the events of the day, bless them in gratitude and release that day? for a clean
slate in the drawing of a new day?
2. Do I realize my happiness expanded by valuing and appreciating my friends?
3. Before day is done do I reflect on the goodness of life, the abundant cornucopia of gifts laid out for me?