VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
November 7

Happiness

You cannot search for happiness,
It comes from deep within;
It's not the things you purchase
Or the battles that you win.

It's counting all your blessings,
Accepting what you've got.
Not wanting more and more,
Being happy with your lot.

When you wake to greet each day
With contentment in your heart,
This will bring you much more joy
Than owning priceless works of art.

For though the things you buy
Can bring you lots of pleasure,
Being happy deep inside
Is by far the greatest treasure.
- © Marian Jones -

2006

"Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes, work never begun."
- Christina Rossetti -

2005

Sometimes I look at my life and wonder why I am not getting more out of it, I wonder what I can do to change it to make it more meaningful to me, myself and I. The only answer I come up with is to add someone else to it, that is what gives us meaning, not what we are but who we are with. When we are with them at the time.

2004

"Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl."
- Saadi -

2003

Sometimes deep in the night when the silence is absolute, and the bed is so large it feels as though you will be swallowed by it, and you reach out for a hand to hold, or to give comfort and you find none there, you cry.

2002

When I dream I dream of things that I know are there, I dream of things that I know can never be, when I dream I dream dreams of the fall leaves, hills and footsteps. When I dream I dream my own images, thoughts and desires. When I dream I remove the emptiness, and the sadness this world gives and I dream of you.

2001

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C.S. Lewis -

2000

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- John Locke -

1999

Things have been tangled and strangled in my mind as of late, too much pain with so little gain, correction no gain. I just want to be normal, to know and feel the joy, the happiness that others feel. When shall my turn come? Will it ever?

1998

I only wish I could have what others have, to know that feeling and to hold that hand.
I only wish for a happiness within my spirit where sadness does not bury myself from the world
I only wish that I could find the peace that others seem to have and I have never known
I only wish to be like others not an outsider always looking in I only wish

1997

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
- Jim Elliot -