consequence of personal effort


photog: kargar

people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. but that's not how happiness works. happiness is the consequence of personal effort. you fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. you have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. and once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
- elizabeth gilbert 

16 comments:

  1. Very inspiring! What a beautiful post and picture! Keep doing that :)

    Andrea xx
    savingsimplicity13.blogspot.com

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  2. oh wow... I always think that we don't need to fight or strive for happiness, because happiness is within our-self, it depend on us whether we want to be happy or not... surely no maintenance needed, cause its there and can be broken ... hmmm??
    great inspiring post tho' can help some ppl...
    :)
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  3. Lovely photo!!

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

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  4. Peeerfect photo and nice post,

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  5. Yes we do need to fight for it but its also true that sometimes hapiness can just pop up while we dont expect it :)

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  6. Great photo!
    Very nice post : )
    Kisses
    Linda

    www.acupofme-acm.com

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  7. how very true

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  8. Beautiful quote and gorgeous picture!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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  9. What a great post! I agree happiness is something we must fight for!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. I had so much fun the day we did this shoot! Can't believe that was so many years ago.

    xoxo

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  11. I love this quote so much, so inspiring. The picture is lovely.

    xoxo
    parisian-fairytale.blogspot.fr

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  12. I love it when you post these quotes. This one is really beautiful and she's absolutely right, happiness is a choice xx

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  13. Well this quote is fantastic! Love it.
    xo
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  14. buon weekend (; Reb, xoxo.

    * Ho appena pubblicato un nuovo post dedicato
    alla serata del mio compleanno, fammi sapere
    cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/06/happy-rebday-23.html

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