I recently ran across these 5 Simple Rules for Happiness on Pinterest and they stopped me in my virtual tracks for a bit.
Like a lot of you, I’m sure, I see many inspiring quotes and sayings and lists on Pinterest and Facebook. But this one really resonated with me because it’s so simple. And so complete.
I wasn’t able to find the originator, but after a little Googling I’m thinking it must be based on this quote by Rev. Norman Vincent Peale:
“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” – Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking
I printed off a couple of copies of the rules off and put one in my office and one in my kitchen. After living with them for a while, I realized that they make a perfect prayer. As in asking God to help me do all of these things. That’s how I plan to use them.
Here are some more things I’ve found interesting or inspiring of late:
- How Much Stuff Should You Own? The Answer is Simpler Than You Think by The Frugal Girl
- Collecting Seascapes at The Forever Cottage
- 5 Ways for Moms to Turn Knowledge Into Cash from 1099 Mom
I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of much happiness.Note: I'm no longer adding new posts to The Family CEO. I am, however, writing at Creating This Life, where we talk about home, books, travel, and other life stuff.
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