“Happiness is a
state of mind. It is not won from success,
powered by money, filled full with possessions
or cloaked in friends. Happiness, in
fact, grows from a point of decision that to
feel any other way is just dull.” Stephanie
Too often in
life, something happens and we blame other
people for us not being happy or satisfied or
fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices,
and we make the choice to accept people or
situations or to not accept situations. - Tom
learned how to balance ourselves a little better
so that we're happier way more of the time than
not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and
desirable act if you ask me.
I worry that if I
enjoy something - like the songs on 'Some
Nights' are about wondering about who you are.
I'm never quite sure and I'd hate to feel sort
of content and get a good sense of who I am
because if I know one thing, that's not me. I
don't mind not necessarily being happy about it.
And that's fine.
“Happiness is by no means circumstantial. It is, however, a choice, which to me is one of the greatest powers we possess. No matter what hell is be-falling us, we can focus on what’s good…and evil ever so hates it when it’s given all it’s got and we simply smile politely in return.” Stephanie Schneider
Success is just
being happy. And I try so many different things.
I do a lot of different things. Because I think
God has helped me to love myself. I know who God
is, and I love God.
The glory is
being happy. The glory is not winning here or
winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing,
enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying
to be a better player than before.
Life is not
always not always what one wants it to be., but
to make the best of it as it is the only way of
just a feeling, it’s something you have to reach
for when it isn’t even anywhere in site.
When you keep reaching, you’ll realize you’ve
reached so high you’re not even on the ground
anymore, bound by its bitter gravity, but you
are soaring instead in the sky, free.” Stephanie
Yes, I suffer
terribly from depression. I have to work at
being happy, it's not my natural instinct. My
natural instinct is, if something wonderful
happens, to throw water in my own face.
I want to be
happy. I realized that being happy isn't
necessarily about getting there, it's how you
get there. It almost sounds like a cliche, but
every entrepreneur I've talked to - every good
entrepreneur - really enjoys the 'how you get
I spent my 30s
figuring out how to be a grown up, I guess. I
loved my 30s! My 30s were really about being
happy with what I was doing.
sadness are like the light and the dark.
You can’t sit in a dark room and tell the
darkness to go away. You have to get up
and choose first to turn the light switch on…and
if the light switch is broke, sledge hammer your
way through the nearest wall, never quitting
until the sunlight comes flooding in.” Stephanie
I worried that
people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry
and focus on being happy.
“The real truth
is, no one wants to learn to be happy, its too
much trouble, the conquest of it feels too
overwhelming. This is why so many of us
are content being numb, and being angry and
killing ourselves. The truth is, it’s up
to all of us. The weight of the world is a
heavy thing, for all of us to carry. Some
just choose to catch balloons filled with small
joys, hopes and passions making the weight float
off their back just a little more each day.
That is the easiest answer I have.” Stephanie
“I find no
importance in showing others that I am happy;
it's not important to me that they know or think
that I am happy but what is important to me is
that I am happy. I am interested in being happy,
not in making others think or know that I am.” ― C.
“Figure out what
makes you laugh, and do more of it. Figure out
what makes you cry, and do less of it.”
― Mandy Hale
“I looked long
and hard for the paper roses! I found the
reddest red ribbon, and a little golden card! We
were all there together, many of us, in the same
place; but I was the only one who found the
paper roses, the only one who chose the reddest
red ribbon, and the only one who topped off with
a golden card. And so I learned that if people
are unhappy, it is only because they don't know
how to look for the paper roses, they don't see
the reddest red ribbon, and they don't like the
little golden cards. We are all in the same
wrap-shoppe in this life. But we are different.
Because some of us are looking for the paper
roses, choosing the reddest red ribbon, and
picking up the little golden cards.” ― C.
“You will have
fewer regrets in life if you start focusing and
taking responsibility for where you are and
where you want to be.” ― Deborah
“In my mind, I yelled at him and screamed at him for days. You broke my heart! You broke my heart! I cried and cried, wondering how to go on, how to ever be happy again, when my beautiful heart had been so tossed away, so forgotten by him. Weeks went by and he never came back. I looked in the mirror and saw my red eyes, my gaunt face from no food and long sleepless nights. I put my hand on my heart and felt it beating; I swear I heard its desperate cries...”don’t do the same” it whispered “don’t throw me aside” it sang as it was slowly starting to die. In desperation and compassion on my own breath, I reached into myself and pumped my heart with passion with my own hand, realizing then it was ultimately mine to care for and not another. I whispered to it I would never again toss it sorrowfully aside to let it die. I stood up, breathed in, I got dressed and I slaughtered the sorrow destroying my heart. It took many swings, and many hours and many days and many months. The combat was grueling but my heart grew stronger with each swing I made. Finally I walked outside, I felt the sun and saw the new day. I saw his face in my mind but I smiled. I was happy, I was alive, not because life felt that way but because I had chosen it to be.” Stephanie Schneider