Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health, as color to his cheek; and wherever there is habitual gloom, there must be either bad air, unwholesome food, improperly severe labor, or erring habits of life.
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To those of you who regularly check these happy thoughts,
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
W. Beran Wolfe
This is a long quote,
but it is worth reading.
Said for those who may have looked at today and thought, "Wow, too long."
There can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from the home. ... There is no happiness without service, and there is no service greater than that which converts the home into a divine institution, and which promotes and preserves family life.... The home is what needs reforming.