Saturday, March 19, 2011





And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
       - Abraham Lincoln

There's nothing as beautiful as the happiness of a child
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.   
       - Madame De Maintenon

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. 
       - Dick Gregory



The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
       - Anonymous



Who is blind? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.
       
Indian Proverb 

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
       
Chinese Proverb
THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR