You know those times when you read somethings that just jumps right off the page (or screen) and just gets in to you somehow? When that happens to me, I believe that I must need those particular words. I read this quote by Martha Washington several months ago, and knew I needed to remember...
One thing I know for sure is that we all have good times, and hard times... even the best of times and the worst of times. The people who inspire me most are those who have encountered tough times, yet still have a radiance of happiness around them. Like Martha determined herself.
I read about a a 92 -year old who plays the piano every week while the children in her church sing. I was so inspired by her. The article said, "She is a self declared happy person and has been described as a magnet for those around her.
"She realizes that sadness comes without effort and that happiness is a choice. She realized the same amount of work goes into maintaining either lifesyle.
"'I decided I'm going to be happy in life and I don't dwell on the unhappiness,' she said. 'Life's too short to be unhappy and I am a happy person'" (See LDS Church News, January 6, 2013 pg 12).
I believe that determining to be happy and cheerful in our disposition is a key to a fulfilling life.
What words or quotes have "jumped off the page" at you, or inspired you to become a little better?
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