Being happy vs. becoming happy

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling.

Margaret B. Runbeck



Smile in trouble

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine


Thanks to the loyal bunch

As many of you know, one of my goals for this blog was and is to reach one million views. So far I reached a little bit more than 500.000 views, and I am really proud of that.

But what makes me way more proud and very thankful are my loyal readers, the subscribers who get my posts every day. Some of you read the mail, some the rss-feed and some might just read the posts via wordpress. Together you make up the loyal readership that I can address every single day and as of this week you reached the 2000-people-barrier.

Wow! To be honest, it took me quite a while to grasp the fact that every day or at least every other day, 2000 people are reading my posts. As you know I do not use this blog for anything else than posting quotes and (very infrequently) some texts about motivation and I intend to keep it that way. I am very grateful for your loyalty and I enjoy the constant growth of my readership a lot. You are a big reason for me to prepare a post every day, you give me the motivation to keep this blog alive. And in return, I try my best to give you some motivation for your everyday struggles.

That’s it for today, just a big THANK YOU for your support and your trust in my content.

Best wishes,


Make yourself happy

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns


Stop Anger

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Do it

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

Napoleon Hill


Happiness is easy

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.

Charles de Montesquieu