Pursuit and happiness

Quotes and Notes #89, January 29

“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”–Denis Waitley

“The happiness of pursuit” From as far back as I can remember I had a favorite question to ask myself. I would ask, “I wonder what would happen if…” Just asking this question gave me a good feeling because I was proud of thinking it up. The next step was to act on it. I found out what would happen if I wrote my name on my grandmother’s white carpet with a charred stick (which was not enjoyable) but I also found out what would happen if I planted ten thousand wildflower seeds in a pasture.

Pursuit of a goal is often more fun than its attainment. The writing of a book, the keeping of a journal are their own rewards. Dream of something and go after it. Throw out a smile or two along the way to help others.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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