I love this quote because it makes me laugh…and because it is SO true! In such a simplistic way, it made me realize how much I take for granted & how easily I find things to complain about & question…like “mosquitoes & silly people”.
Take time to treasure the simple things. There is always good to find. A wonderful example of focusing on the good in an extremely difficult situation is Anne Frank. She had lost her freedom, all her possessions, & eventually her life. If she could find the good, then what about us? How often do you sit & contemplate all the good that surrounds you? The more you are aware of your thoughts, the better chance you have of changing them!
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
“There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sounds egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.”
“Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.”
“I don’t have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I’m not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I’m happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I’d like everyone else to be happy too. ”
“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
“I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me. I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear; my courage is reborn.”
– ANNE FRANK