I heard a quote a long time ago about happiness by the talented Alice Walker that really struck a chord. I was reminded of it recently, and, just like the first time, it resonated deeply with me.
Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
It is hard to remember that sometimes, but it’s true: the best way to find happiness is to create it for yourself. If you wait for someone else to do it you could be waiting a lifetime. And – better yet – people who create happiness for themselves tend to make OTHERS happy, which then comes full circle. It’s a beautiful thing.
Speaking of which, I’ve spoken before about my happy place. Here’s another one of those images:
the adorable 9-month-old Mateo, Fitler Square, Philadelphia
Hope he made you smile too. Happy weekend, friends! xo.