Monday, April 12, 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

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

I watched this movie, "The Box", last night.  It was strange and I'm not sure if I got most of it.  What I did take from it is that very often we want more than we have.  In the movie, a couple is offered a million dollars if they push a button.  The caveat is that once they push the button, someone will die.  This leads to a sequence of tragic events that I won't get into because I don't want to ruin the movie for those of you who may not have seen it.  My husband turned to me and asked if I would push the button.  My answer... Absolutely not!!

I've always been a firm believer in being happy with what you have.  You are always right where your supposed to be.  Lately, I've lost sight of this.  Negativity definitely breeds negativity.  I've been focused on "I want" instead of "I have".  I've realized that this has led me to take for granted all the wonderfulness in my life.  It's normal, when you go through any type of life stressor, to fall off track.  The important thing is to pick yourself back up and refocus.  So, that is my goal and I'm using the above quote as my inspiration to stay on the track I want to be on.

Does anyone else have any inspirations they tap into when they are feeling not themselves?


  1. Following you from MBC...looking forward to your posts

  2. @Jennifer: Thanks for following! Can't wait to check out your blog!



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