The outer world of circumstances shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both by suffering and bliss. ~ James Allen.
The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.
~ Billy Graham.
You always find amazing quotes of inspiration. Thanks for blessing us today with this. Have a blessed week Michael 🙂
i like this note… awesome.. inspiring and yet spiced with humor…The pictures are nice.. they tell more than a thousend words.!!
Wow. Great quotes and pics – very profound.
Lots to ponder here, Michael. I love that you do what you need to to LIVE your dream!
You are right. Let us look inside of ourselves more…
One cannot disagree with Billy Graham, but how rare is such contentment, but how precious when reached.
Thank you Michael…
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What sweet words about happiness being something that arises in us; comes forward to fill our hearts and has nothing to do with the events or circumstances of life. An inspirational reminder in times of challenge. I love your blog! Thank you.
I REALLY love that quote by Paul Gauguin…and it is so true, at least for me.
Live life happy. The verses and artistic creations you share inspire. Thank you for making this world better.
Climb every obstacle!
I love your quotes & your posts! They inspire me & cause me to think as well as remind me of what’s important. 🙂
Great images and I always love the quotes. : )