Monday, October 29, 2007

There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time.
- Edith Wharton


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like "settling" for what is instead of striving for so much more.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Flossy said...

Interesting concept.

Funny, because in Edith's work it seemed like she was pretty content.
To be creative in any form is to bring some sort of happiness to your life don't you think?

Well, that's how it works for me anyway. I'm very miserable when I'm not living creatively, and those around me know it!!

I think this is just another way of saying be happy with what you've got.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Remiman said...

i see it in terms of a watched pot never boils.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Shameless said...

I love all your France shots and words here! I'm glad you had a nice time! :-)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times...It's all about expectations.

4:12 PM  
Blogger jellyhead said...

I can see what she's saying - we can never be blissfully happy all the time, so it's best to get in the mindset of enjoying the ride of life as best we can, with all its ups & downs.

At least that's how I interpret it.

Great thought for the day, Rel :)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

The more you think about what she's said the more you realise it's very true. You can have a positive outlook and make the best of whatever happens in life but you can't chase happiness - it just arrives every so often.
Enjoyed all your pictures of France, looks like you had a great time. Been away over the weekend and spent yesterday looking after K so no time for computer stuff.

3:58 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

my sentiments exactly

12:12 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Now that makes a hell of a lot of sense...why didn't someone tell me that earlier?

5:15 AM  

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