1. Sit Down Quietly
When it comes to sitting quietly, this19th century writer during the romantic movement and elected member of Phi Beta Kappa believed it was necessary when it came to being happy.
“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. Be Happy Where You Are
American poet, novelist, and editor, James Oppenheim has this to say:
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Oppenheim
3. Don’t Live Life Backwards
Born Margaret Youngblood, mid 20th century singing sensation and comedian instinctually knew what creates true happiness in one’s life.
“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” — Margaret Young
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