The three grand essentials of happiness are: Something to DO, Something to LOVE, Something to HOPE FOR. – Joseph Addison Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is …
“Don’t make someone a priority who thinks of you as an option.” – Michael Josephson
“People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. Things begin to go wrong when things are being loved and people are being used” – Michael Josephson
“Nietzsche told us ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ and Hemingway wrote about becoming stronger in broken places. A different way of thinking is found in the Japanese concept of kintsukuroi the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer in a way that makes the object more beautiful than it was before. I think this is …
Love cannot be caught, like an unwilling butterfly. Nobody loves you just
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. – Roy Croft I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
If you can’t love your neighbor at least accept him. If you can’t accept him, at least co-exist in peace. This advice is rooted in basic morality but it is also a principle of READ MORE
Give generously and continuously. Give to people who need it and causes you believe in. It may deplete your purse, but it will enlarge your life. – Michael Josephson In Gifts of the Heart, Betty Youngs tells of a man who reads in his church bulletin of a family in need. Members were asked to donate food, gifts and toys to help this family …
“A loving touch, a caring hug and a kind word costs nothing but can mean everything. Be generous with kindness and encouragement.” – Michael Josephson
“The deepest craving of human nature is to be appreciated.” – William James “Expressing appreciation with words, a smile, or a hug costs so little and means so much. If can make a day or even change a life.” – Michael Josephson
Are there people in your life who regularly cause you to feel bad about yourself? Most of us care what others think of us, so knowing that someone doesn’t like or approve of the judgments we’ve made or how we look can be hurtful.
It’s one thing to try to be better for someone who loves you and quite another
On Valentine’s Day millions of men pay special tribute to a woman they love by buying her flowers, a balloon, a cute stuffed toy, or candy. Many