Sunday February 16th 2020

“Happiness is
something you decide on ahead of time.
It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up.
I have a choice;
I can spend the day in bed
recounting the difficulty I have
with the parts of my body that no longer work
or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.
Each day is a gift,
and as long as my eyes open
I’ll focus on the new day and
all the happy memories I’ve stored away,
just for this time in my life.”

Sunday October 6th 2019

“We begin from the recognition
that all beings cherish happiness
and do not want suffering.
It then becomes both morally wrong
and pragmatically unwise
to pursue only one’s own happiness
oblivious to the feelings and aspirations
of all others who surround us
as members of the same human family.
The wiser course is to think of others
when pursuing our own happiness.”
~ Dalai Lama