"Happiness is never constant, and it’s not supposed to be. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. To believe that you can reach a state of happiness and stay there forever, is like the tide believing she can reach for the shoreline and remain there forever; or like a fruit tree believing that if she only holds on tighter, she can keep her fruit from dropping to the ground. Happiness is simply a series of moments that come and go and add sweetness to our lives. Learn to accept this, and the more happy moments you will have. Read The Happiness Project." (Source).
I love the idea of appreciating a "series of moments" that "add sweetness to our lives," rather than hoping for a constant feeling which is (likely to be) an unrealistic expectation as we walk through life. I am thankful that I read this quote at the end of my day - tonight will be a much more peaceful sleep!
Speaking of The Happiness Project, this book was recommended to me by several friends in recent months, and arrived at my door just the other day (thank you, Amazon). In fact, I plan to read it (and Blog about my findings) in the near future!
What does happiness mean to you?