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Fanciful Friday

The dancing nana inspired me to share a few quotes on happiness for my end of week wisdom installment.  I need this myself this week, after a few hurtful incidents with people I know. Also, I need to get my mind off of dwelling on the next four months with 100 degree heat index.

So, which of the below quotes do you like best, or do you have a favorite that you’d like to share?

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Openheim

A truly happen person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on detour. ~ Author Unknown

Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience  that everything changes. Today’s good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today’s crises may turn out to be tomorrow’s good fortune. ~ Author Unknown 

Happiness is not a state to arrive at but a manner of traveling. ~ Author Unknown

Come visit on Monday as I continue with this theme.


16 thoughts on “Fanciful Friday”

  1. I like them all, but I think the last one speaks to me most clearly.

    I often need such reminders to make me focus on choosing happiness over dwelling on hurts. I don’t know if you’re a FaceBooker, but if so, you might be interested in following The Optimism Revolution. Good daily inspiration!


  2. A truly happen person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on detour. ~ Author Unknown = my favorite.
    I like that because I’m on constant detour or at least it feels like it *smile
    100+ … to hot for a Viking like me … not envy at all. See you tomorrow and stay safe in the heat.


  3. Great quotes… I love quotes 🙂 And my favourite from this selection is “Happy people roll with the punches…” Happiness is a choice. You can be many other things but none of them preclude being happy at the same time. It takes a little practice, and a little getting used to, but it is possible.


  4. I like this one: A truly happen person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on detour. ~ Author Unknown. I’m learning to not be so focused on a certain desire but to enjoy whatever path -or detour- I’m on at the moment.


    1. I’m doing better today, Kathy. I especially enjoy hearing from my blogger friends. Thanks for your thoughtful comment and have a happy weekend.


  5. I used to think about happiness in a different manner…something that you achieved after….after you achieved something….after you did what you said you needed….after (insert long to do list). My thought process now, is we just might be the “master of our own destiny”….Just like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” said, “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”


    1. Love the Wizard of Oz for that very reason. It fits that last quote on my blog post too. Thanks for sharing your experience.


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