Albert Einstein shares his Secrets to Happiness

Albert Einstein’s Secret to Happiness

By Edward Robinson

According to Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer, Albert Einstein left a
thought to a hotel worker as a tip, since he didn’t have money for a tip, at
the time.

Here is the quote:

A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the
pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.

According to Lara, ” Einstein said to the bellhop, ” it may be worth more than a regular tip someday.”,and at a recent auction the quote sold for 1.3 million dollars!

What do you think?

Enjoy your life, and all that it has to offer. Make the best of the
opportunities that you have. The various amenities that you have at your
disposal can be used creatively to make one happier.

“A calm and modest life” vs. “Pursuit of Success combined with constant restlessness”.

I suppose that a calm and modest life, would include:

  • simple pleasures
  • shelter
  • food
  • friendship
  • companionship
  • property

I suppose that pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness might mean:

  • chasing a dream
  • striving to meet a quota
  • dreaming big dreams
  • making a better life for one, and ones family

My Take…

Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with chasing dreams of success, so
long, as one takes the time to smell the roses that are only around for a
little while.

For example, a young family struggles to make ends meet and
provide:

  • shelter
  • groceries
  • utilities
  • gasoline
  • internet
  • smartphone minutes, etc.

Family Matters

Remember that the hard work is for the purpose of raising
important little people to adulthood. Also, take time to enjoy the process of
accomplishment that goes along with building a family.

The US Constitution speaks of: “Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Einstein mentions the advantages one over the other where the pursuit of
happiness with constant restlessness, is not as good. There is a reasonable
amount of preparation that we all must go through, to then be prepared for
our life.

Conclusion.

I suggest that you chase those dreams of success that inspired you, yet
remember to make time to enjoy home, and those closest to you.

Secrets to Happiness and Living the Dream

Amusement Park Choices

Secrets to Happiness begin with the realization that Happiness means different things to diverse people. What makes one person happy, may make another sad, and another indifferent. Here’s the Happiness Place Song of the Day: Lovely Day by Bill Withers!

Take a moment to smile!

  • good times
  • time with friends
  • getting your first car/new car
  • a special date with a special someone
  • cool life experiences

Make the corners of your face move upward if you have to. Then think for a moment, What makes you smile? Is it cat videos? Does watching funny movies make you smile? Is it romantic comedies that makes you happy inside? Are happy times with family and friends what makes you smile? Or, is there something else that brings a happy feeling to you? Does ice cream make you smile? How about shaved ice cones on a hot day on a beach on a tropical island?

What are things that you can begin today that will make you happy today?

What can you do right now, that will make today better for you? Count your blessings. Seriously, what good things are happening to you, or happening around you today? Are there friends, associates, opportunities, that you can utilize to achieve worthwhile goals for today? Even a good nap, sometimes alleviates pain. Going for a brisk walk, can help to clear the cobwebs from one’s mind. A simple snack, a funny cartoon, sometimes can lighten the mood.

What are things that you can plan for today that you can continue to enjoy tomorrow?

Success comes in a plan. Sometimes you need to set goals:

  1. Short term:    From now to 3 months from now
  2. Mid term:        From 3 to 6 months from today
  3. Long term:     From 1 year into the future

Begin working on the brighter future of your own design, and your own imagination.

The secret to Happiness is inside you. You need to flesh it out. What will make you happy? Put pen to paper and chart your course. Choose, decide, and plan. Start today, and you’ll be living the dreams, you choose, and that you want.

 

Amusement Park Choices

Is Happiness a Place we can visit? If so, can we stay there?

 

 

 

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Happiness is a place. It’s a place you can go. It’s where you belong. You’re welcomed there. You’re glad you went. They’re glad you came. Sometimes people try to retreat to a mental “Happy Place”, which is fine I suppose, but then you have to leave there. Are there locales that we can travel to that are nicer than others until we find the perfect spot for us? I think so. In a word, “Yes”!

Happiness is a pursuit that is listed in the United States Constitution. But finding your personal nirvana, can become a life quest or grand challenge. What qualities would define your ideal surroundings? What would make the deal for you?

Cost of living and the power of your money would certainly play a role, because the better your money spends somewhere, the more you can have, and the more you can do? What do you like to do?

Do you play a sport? Race cars? Dine sumptuously? Sail, surf, build? Tell us of your favorite destinations in the comments section. Cheers!

Sometimes Happiness Is Managing Sadness that you feel…

 

Sometimes Happiness is managing sadness that you feel from a loss in your life. Some people suffered the loss of a loved one. Others manage sadness from a marriage breakup. Often families are separated when that happens. One person mentioned that when families break up, all the friends get divided like cell mitosis, becoming his, the husband’s, friends, or her, the wife’s friends, from then on.

Some mourn the loss of a job, or maybe even a career. Business people sometimes are voted out of companies that they founded, or helped to build. (Think Steve Jobs, when he was voted out of Apple)

The older a worker gets, the more they know, the better they get. But also the slower they get, and the more they need to sit down after strenuous effort.

But Happiness is the opposite of Sadness, and mourning. Does it mean that you don’t feel sad frequently, when you think of the person, relationship, career, job, youth, that you may have lost? You may feel some kind of way about these losses. And, that is normal. But, remember the good times, more than the sad. Remember the Sunshine more than the Rain. Remember like the Frankie Beverly song: “Joy and Pain is like Sunshine and Rain”.

We are often told by health professionals to create a “Gratitude Journal”. Begin to write about what we are thankful for. Write about what we are happy about. Take care of yourself during these times. Be aware of how you are feeling and take control of your emotions. Life can get better. You will get through this. You are not alone.

Turn the page on this sad chapter of your life. Move on to a brighter future. There may be a change of attitude you need to make. New clothes that represent the new you, and your new life. Remember you can buy clothes at thrift stores that are name brand, and classicly styled. And, you look fabulous! New people, new job, new career,… Anything’s possible if you believe.

Happiness Is A Loving Family Life

African American Parents Giving Children Piggyback Rides

Have you ever seen a family that wants to be together, interacting, joking, laughing, teasing, arguing, hugging, making up, etc? Family can be a wonderful, encompassing bunch of fun sometimes. On the other hand, families can have a bunch of drama, turmoil, arguments, bad feelings, ill will, grudge fests, and the like.

It depends on the family that you are discussing. If you were lucky enough to find your soul mate, commit to your relationship, get married, and have a family, you are blessed. If you have had a little, and perhaps even a lot of money, wealth, and resources, you are double blessed. But even as the lyrics from a Luther Vandross tune says, ” I’d rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else. I’d rather be beside you in a storm, than safe warm by myself… Hard times together than to have it easy apart. I’d rather have someone who holds my heart…”

Luther sang also about Dancing with his father again. Family can bring such happiness, when the love is there. And the love of a Father is precious, as well. Mother’s love is legendary.

Do you have a family? Is there love there? Do they love you, adore you? Do you feel accepted, included, depended upon? Responsible? Burdened, maybe? I suppose that there are two sides of the coin in familial relationship. Love and committment. Dependency and Responsibility. Security and Provision. I love my family. I count my blessings that I have their love, and that they love me.

I saw an excellent interview of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I was so impressed with Will and Jada as a Hollywood Power couple. I liked to hear what they said about their family. Much respect to them both.

Edward Robinson

Can you taste Happiness? Tastefully, yes!

Food is an important part of our lives. We eat to survive. Some eat to thrive. Some taste to feel more alive. Are there foods that are your favorites? What is it about those foods that are special to you? Is it how you feel as you eat them? Is it the taste of the food as it is eaten, or the happiness you feel after the delight has been consumed?

Let’s talk about coffee. Who loves coffee, like I do. The aroma as it is being brewed, brings comfort to a home. The taste is stimulating, the flavor is full. There are a wide variety of coffees, that originate from various diverse locales all around the world. How does coffee make you feel? Energized? Elevated? Stressed? Wait. How many cups have you had? This New York Times article, discusses the health benefits of coffee, and is a stimulating read: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/upshot/more-consensus-on-coffees-benefits-than-you-might-think.html?_r=0

As one gets older, some favorite foods may become less easy for the body to digest. As we move away from some comfort foods we can replace with others that taste better, and are better for you. Who doesn’t love shrimp? Here is a link for dishes that are made from shrimp. https://t.co/4lPR1sQBcK

Ice cream is a favorite food that brings happiness. What is your favorite flavor? Donuts are an all-time favorite, but they tend to put the pounds on, which may bring unhappiness later. On the other hand, chocolate tastes great, and is less filling, adding myriad health benefits. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/chocolate/evidence/hrb-20058898

Chocolate is said to release endorphins in the brain making one feel better. Dark Chocolate help to lower blood pressure under certain conditions. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-dark-chocolate-good-for-you-thank-your-microbes/

Orange juice gives a morning boost and has potassium that helps start the day. http://www.belmarrahealth.com/10-health-benefits-of-drinking-orange-juice/What is a food fave for you?  Post it on this blog with your comments. Cheers!

Happiness is for you…

Happiness means different things to different people. The Happiness Place is a place to explore things that make you feel better than before. Happiness often is the opposite of sadness. Wealth rather than poverty. Health rather than sickness. Wellness rather than malaise. “Joy rather than pain. Sunshine rather than rain”, as in the song made popular by the musical group Frankie Beverly and Maze.

What makes one happy? Technology promises to make our lives better. With advances in voice control, security systems, better computing, tablets, smart tvs, tablets, virtual reality, drones, cars, trucks, real estate, trips, vacations, etc. Do we feel happier with new and better technology? Absolutely! Improve your technology, and improve your happiness. This is true for most people. Time saving devices make your life easier, and reduce stressful situations from day to day.

Sometimes happiness is derived from something you do. An interesting article from WebMD.com highlights things we all can do to be happier in our lives.

Sometimes happiness is a pursuit. Like chasing a dream, or accomplishing a lifetime goal, happiness can be found here. Actor Will Smith’s movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness” offers a glimpse into this type of Happyness.

Sometimes happiness is found in a place. A place that makes you feel happy, appreciated, and accepted. Maybe a place far away from the stressers that haunt you. Maybe it’s time to plan a trip. I’m just sayin’.

The Happiness Place.com is a place to find and keep the happy flowing. Come back again and again. Welcome to the Happy!