Thursday, August 16, 2012

choose happy

Some wonderful quotes from the writings of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a psychiatrist and teacher.  On the subject of choosing happiness, I thought these were perfect to share......

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen.”
“There is within each one of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally.” 
“There are no mistakes, no coincidences.  All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
“It is very important that you only do what you love to do. You may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car, you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live.  And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, you will live your life as a prostitute, you will do things only for a reason, to please other people, and you will never have lived.  And you will not have a pleasant death.” 
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.”

Aren't these so beautiful?  I know a few people who have actively chosen happiness, despite their unfortunate circumstances.  It's the most empowering, beautiful thing any person could ever do.  And every time it happens, whether in a small or large way, it's a gift to the world.

Can you relate to these quotes?  Or do they remind you of someone in your life? AND, if you have your own story that you'd like to share on the blog, email me at mandi.hulse2 [at] gmail.com




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