An Art To Happiness? Who Knew?

Henry Ward Beecher   ” The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” by Henry Ward Beecher  ( 1813 –  1887), a well know evangelist.

You know this is true if you remember your childhood. You know this is true if you watch your own children playing. They seem to be able to find happiness in the most simple and common things.

Remember the time you bought some new toys for your child to play with, and what did they do? Play with the new toys? No, they grabbed  that cardboard box, pushed it around, pulled it, crawled into it and threw their new toys into the box and played and had fun. They were happy Their happiness was derived from a common and simple item.cardboard box

Maybe it is time for us to look around to see our happiness in the common and simple things. Who knows, we might find a cardboard box!


About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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6 Responses to An Art To Happiness? Who Knew?

  1. Thanks , I have just been looking for information about this subject for ages
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  2. Thanks for comment, changing perspective is the key!

  3. Maybe we need to find a box and maybe we need to “think outside the box” like children do.

  4. roamintwin says:

    I love this! It is a wonderful reminder that we can create our own happiness! It is all a perspective change! Happy Tuesday!

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