quote for the morning

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”

~Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

I read this last night and just keep chewing on it contentedly. I love it. It makes me feel like “pursuit of happiness” is kind of silly; we should be pursuing what is gratifying, interesting, helpful to others, beautifying the world – and the happiness will follow.

By the way, I get these daily quotes (with a little discussion from the sender) from Lisa Coffey. They are often really great, and not spammy in the least – just one a day, like a mental, spiritual vitamin.

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