Life is not meant to be dismal. Life is not an endurance test. Life is life, if we make it that. There is simply too much to enjoy. Religious traditions that refuse to enjoy life, reject life. But religion that rejects life is no religion at all. It fails to connect the sacred now with the sacred beyond. To be a contemplative we must bring ourselves to life so that all life can mediate God to us.
Joan Chittister, OSB
May I know the goodness of life.
No matter how distracting and demanding the daily routine may be, try to find the things that make life enjoyable. Take time to notice, to stop, and to take pleasure in ordinary things.
Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.
A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Stephen Vincent Benét
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.
Thích Nhất Hạnh
We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today.