You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.
One thing that always bothers me, is that people read this quote to say that you should go have an “exotic” or “expensive” job. I often have people say that sometimes you just have to do the boring or depressing job because you need money. My answer is this–if the job isn’t something cool, then make it more fun. Be a happy person, play jokes, ask interesting questions, change the environment to be more fun. Just because the work itself is dull, doesn’t mean the job has to be. **DB
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
– Dale Carnegie
“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things…. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself.
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
**Lucy M. Montgomery
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.