The Sad Side of Happiness – Crumbs

(Note: If you missed the post that preceded this one, check out The Sad Side of Happiness on


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“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.” Martha Washington



“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” Henri Nouwen


               Echo.jpg 2    “Joy is the echo of God’s life in us.” Abbot Coumba Marmion


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In thy presence is fullness of joy.” Psalm 16:11        “Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God.” Robert Schuller



“Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 63:7 NLT

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For all you horse lovers: “A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.”  Pam Brown


I’ve decided I would like this one to become my new mantra. That is, if I could live up to it!                                                 I like to make the mundane fabulous whenever I can.” Rufus Wainwright


“Do everything with enthusiasm, it makes even the mundane and unpleasant tasks more enjoyable and it is contagious!” The Ten Commandments of an Enthusiastic Team – Bruce Thompson  

“When infused by the Holy Spirit, the most menial and mundane tasks take on eternal significance.” (ELW The Sad Side of Happiness)

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“If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.” John Templeton


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