The best things in life are the ability to laugh, the true love of a friend, joy in every day and the gratitude of living!
"Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come."
-- Og Mandino
"Gentlemen, why don't you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Wit penetrates; humor envelopes. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature." -- Peggy Noonan
"The amount you laugh in your relationships with others is the true measure of the health of your personality." -- Brian Tracy
It should be a part of our private ritual to devote a quarter of an hour every day to the enumeration of the good qualities of our friends. When we are not active, we fall back idly upon defects, even of those whom we most love.
Friendship with the wise gets better with time, as a good book gets better with age.
"Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson."
-- Alan Cohen
"Joy is the feeling of grinning inside."
"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."
"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty."
"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving."
"Gratitude is the memory of the heart.""
"I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God."