Happy Radars: Understanding

Are you a good judge

Happy Tomatos

Happy Tomatos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

of other people’s happiness? Tell us about a time you were spot on despite external hints to the contrary (or, alternatively, about a time you were dead wrong).

 I am not a bad judge of other people’s happiness. I just wish that they would understand that just because they are does not mean everyone else is too.

Joseph Addison: Happiness

Joseph Addison by Michael Dahl

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ”
Joseph Addison

Kitaro Nishada: Child’s heart

“If my heart can become pure and loving, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.” ~ Kitaro Nishada, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grand and Great

Eleanor Roosevelt: Happiness

Franklin and Eleanor (FDR Bio, part 1)

Image by Tony the Misfit via Flickr

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. -Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and author (1884-1962)

George Sand: Ingredients of happiness

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. –George Sand [pen name of Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin], novelist (1804-1876).