To Successfully Pursue Happiness

May 07, 2014

“To successfully pursue happiness, one must also work up the nerve to feel it, knowing full well that to finally open the heart is to encounter the other outlawed emotions in all their terrible glory.”
—Linda Kohanov, Riding Between the Worlds

Pursuing happiness: My son at age 4 with a litter of puppies. Scout is
the one licking his face.

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  1. Great photo to go with the quote! Love the pure, unadulterated joy in that face.

  2. That's still probably one of the happiest days of his life--he wanted a puppy from the time he knew what a puppy was! This was the day we we went to see the litter of puppies for the first time. I'm surprised we were able to tear him away.

  3. Such happiness, your son with the puppies! Good reminder, the quote.
    To walk through the difficult emotions too. To be open. Today, the weather here is making me be gloriously happy. Good day to you, R.

  4. Rita--Being open to and feeling all our emotions is so important. Hope you make the most of your wonderful weather!

  5. Kathy - wonderful picture of your son great post for the approaching Mother's day too. Have a lovely week-end.

  6. Debbie--It's one of my favorite pictures--glad I could share.