Happiness was never meant to be a Secret

The book ‘Secrets to Happiness: Uplifting Quotes for Everyday Life’ was a welcome reminder that there’s nothing like a pithy quote to prompt deep reflection and a change of thinking and attitude. Indeed, attitude affects altitude. So, I extracted some quotes which resonated with me from a book which caught my attention whilst on vacation. It wasn’t designed to be read from cover to cover, as each quote formed a rich nugget of tapas-like proportions.

If you will take the time to ingest and digest carefully and mindfully, ‘Secrets to Happiness’ has the potential to elevate your mind to new heights, and pull you out of the soul-destroying clay of depression and despair. Here are 12 nuggets for you to savour:

  • “Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. today is your lucky day.” Will Durant
  • “The future belongs to those who live intensely in the present.”Anon
  • “If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year…Today should always be our most wonderful day.” Thomas Dreier
  • The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • “The only people without problems are those in cemeteries.” Anthony Robbins
  • “Only one feat is possible, not to have run away.” Dag Hammarskjold
  • “We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty, instead of being paralysed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.” Walter E. Cole
  • “No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.” William J.H.Boetcher
  • “Half the unhappiness in life comes from being afraid to go straight at things.” William J. Lock
  • “Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution.” Stanley Arnold
  • “Any concern to small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” Corrie Ten Boom
  • “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. what we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; ’tis dearness only that gives everything its value.” Thomas Paine