Sometimes the simplest things

Sometimes the simplest things

happiness, simplest things

Happiness, the simplest thing

So the other night I was dancing around the web adding to my collection of quotes about happiness when I stumbled upon this quote.

Rules for Happiness:
something to do,
someone to love,
something to hope for.
Immanuel Kant

I absolutely love this, for many of my happiness resource posts I look for simple suggestions  on how to live a happier life and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything more simple or direct than this quote.  This quote lays out a really simple road map for living a happier life.

First, have something to do, something that gives you a sense of purpose in life, something that makes you feel good for a reason other than the paycheck attached to the job.

Second, find someone to love.  This doesn’t necessarily mean romantic love but have someone close to you, someone you care about even more than yourself.

Finally, have something to hope for, something to look forward in the future.  This comes back to simple mindfulness and the idea of being present.  You should be focused on the present on what’s happening in this moment but always be preparing for the future, having a goal something to live for and as always, and I’m sure Kant meant to mention it, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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