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The ABC’s of Happiness September 7, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Less IS More, Mindfulness.

Accept the “what is.”

Be Here Now.

Choose your focus and count your blessings.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Embrace all with joy.

Face your fears and follow your dreams.

Go with the flow.

Hardship is inevitable, misery is optional.

In uncertainty lies all possibility.

Joy is never in things, it is in us.

Kindness and compassion are keys to happiness.

Lift your spirit with laughter.

Miracles abound ~ let them astound.

Nurture yourself ~ you are the garden, love grows within.

Obstacles are opportunities.

Peace is yours for the asking.

Quiet contemplation allows our inner wisdom to surface.

Relinquish all with joy.

Simplify your life . . . sometimes less is more.

To learn, teach.

Unity and love are the heart of creation.

Variety is the spice of life.

We do not laugh because we are happy.  We are happy because we laugh.

Xanadu awaits.

You are here.  The time is now.  That is enough.

Zero risk does not exist ~ reach for the stars.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Val Boyko - September 7, 2014

Wow – you’ve covered it all this morning Nancy!
Now that you’ve said it all does this mean you won’t be blogging any more …. 🙂 I’m going with “Miracles abound – let them astound” today 🙂
Val x

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

Yup. Last post. :mrgreen:

As an adjunct to your daily mantra:
SMILE ~> See Miracles In Life Everyday

2. shreejacob - September 7, 2014

Awesome list!….for some reason….have you done something similar like this before??

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

Thanks, Shree. These two are similar: “The ABC’s of Zen Living” & “Happiness from A to Z.”



3. NancyTex - September 7, 2014

Well it’s hard to wallow in self pity after reading that list, now isn’t it. 😀

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

Wallop those wallows! :mrgreen:

4. Pix Under the Oaks - September 7, 2014

Perfect for me today Nancy!

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

Yay! Reading through favorite quotes adds HAPPY to my day.

5. Jill Weatherholt - September 7, 2014

“Peace is yours for the asking.” I often remind myself of this one, especially when driving in rush hour traffic. 🙂
Great post, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

Even when “happiness” is out of reach, peace is ALWAYS there waiting in the wings . . . if we can keep the “monkey chatter” to a dull roar. :mrgreen:

6. livelytwist - September 7, 2014

Zero risk does not exist, now that speaks to me!

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

Sometimes “playing it safe” is the biggest risk of all. “Gotta be bad. Gotta be bold. Gotta stay together.”

7. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - September 7, 2014

Hardship is inevitable, misery is optional <—– Love that one! I'm going with that one as my reminder during hard times!

nrhatch - September 7, 2014

To hammer the point home:

8. jannatwrites - September 9, 2014

So many great lines, Nancy! I like the theme of empowerment – life doesn’t just happen… we have a choice of how we lead it.

jannatwrites - September 9, 2014

correction – we have a choice of “how” we lead it (not howl… unless you’re a coyote or wolf 🙂 )

nrhatch - September 9, 2014

Or one of those ubiquitous werewolves. Aah . . . OOH!

nrhatch - September 9, 2014

So much of life is outside our control ~> what others think of us, how the weather treats us, what’s in our genes, etc. What we can control is the internal landscape.

When we master our thoughts, we master our life (or, at least, start moving in that direction). 😎

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