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Happiness Is a Curious Thing Happiness is an expansive concept, it goes without saying. At its fundament, the term happiness can be a mind-numbing thing to try to explain with words. But it was this abstract, complex idea—the thought of being truly happy—that led us to live simpler lives. It was happiness that led us …
for going back to - when i am not in the process of moving to a different state
"When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving."
"If you’re suffering right now, you don’t have to pretend it’s all good. You don’t have to add, ‘But praise God.’ When Jesus was hours from crucifixion, he didn’t sing in the garden or act hyper-spiritual. He was sweating blood. He asked the Father for a way out. But Jesus ultimately went to that cross with joy: not a shallow consolation that knows no pain, but a joy deepened by sorrow and recognizing the hurt of humanity. God is always trying to make you more human and not less. You can cry out in agony. In that honesty, God is establishing great character in you. Such a Christian is both happier and sadder at the same time, because they long for a better home and already have one."
"No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not."
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."