Weekend Reading: Happiness Edition

by Julie on February 8, 2013 · 4 comments

5 Simple Rules for HappinessI 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:

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of much happiness.

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Rebekah February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Very inspiring! #2 is the hardest for me:(.

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Julie February 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Same here, Rebekah. Same here.

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Linsey K February 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Thanks so much for linking to us! I have been a fan of your blog for some time :) Keep up the great work of inspiring others, and have a wonderful weekend!

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Carla February 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Great post! I agree… i’ve gotten soo much better with “worry”.. mind you it’s taken years, but i’m doing pretty good!

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