Monday Motivation — 27 May 2013

May 27, 2013

Motivation, Wellness

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Simple Happiness

“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
– Bob Hope

I ran across this quote from Bob Hope today. Bob Hope, as you know, was a man who knew how to live.

Life nowadays seems complicated, but as Bob’s quote says, the realy important things aren’t complicated at all.

Take for example the song “As Time Goes By, written in the 1930s.” The introduction, which you almost never hear, says this:

This day and age we’re living in gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention and things like third dimension

Yet we get a trifle weary with Mr. Einstein’s theory
So we must get down to earth at times, relax relieve the tension
And no matter what the progress or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such they cannot be removed

You must remember this: A kiss is still a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh…..

And so we see — the important things are the same: love, life, family, friends. Sure, families may have changed a lot for some people, and friends are now extended to include “Facebook Friends,” but when it comes down to it, personal relationships still matter, despite how the world has changed around them.

How about other simple things? Honesty still matters — in fact, it matters even more. Standing up for what you believe in still matters, and it’s a simple thing. Treating people well still matters. Motivation and leadership still matter. Beauty still matters.

Simple things now only still matter, but in some cases, they are the most important thing that matters. That two-hour meeting you’re about to go into? Probably doesn’t matter. That television show you need so watch tonight? Doesn’t matter at all. The Emmy Awards? Really doesn’t matter.

When you boil things down to their core, what really matters to happiness are the simple things: love, life, home, health, time, joy, honesty.

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson.

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