“A Short Guide to a Happy Life”

“So I suppose the best piece of advice I could give anyone is pretty simple:

Get a life.

Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes. A life in which you stop and watch how a red tailed hawk circles over a pond and a stand of pines look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night….

Care so deeply about goodness that you want to spread it around.”

-Anna Quindlen