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“When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again. It's like spring cleaning for your heart.”
Marci Shimoff
“After years of searching, I have found my soulmate, and it is myself. The bachelor is content. Oh, he still dates women from time to time, and he listens to the wedding marches sometimes too. But only because he likes them.”
Marci Shimoff, Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul
“Sometimes", said Miss Phillips, "the thing you dread doing the very thing you should do, just so you can stop thinking about it.”
Marci Shimoff, Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“She resolved every day to:

1. Do something for someone else.
2. Do something for myself
3. Do something I don't want to do that needs doing.
4. Do a physical exercise
5. Do a mental exercise
6. Do an original prayer that always includes counting my blessings”
Marci Shimoff
“Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot. —The Talmud Most”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“....But i couldn't. Was nowhere near ready for a committed relationship, and it wouldn't be fair. I needed time - to become the right man for a woman like you.”
Marci Shimoff, Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul
“Don’t you think it was a little selfish to travel around the world looking for yourself?” She always answered, “You know what? I actually think it would have been a little selfish to spend the rest of my life in narcissistic, depressive, anxious misery. That person adds nothing to society, adds nothing to any room that she enters, adds nothing to the people whom she touches. The best community service I can possibly offer the world is to stay healthy and sane.”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“Intention, Attention, No Tension.”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. —Maya Angelou, author and poet Have”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“Don’t believe everything you think.”
Marci Shimoff
“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. —John Dryden, seventeenth-century English poet and dramatist”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“An old farmer used a horse to till his fields. One day, the horse ran away, and when the farmer’s neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer shrugged his shoulders and replied, “Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?” A week later, the horse returned with a herd of wild mares, and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, “Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?” Then, when the farmer’s son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell and broke his leg. Everyone agreed this was very bad luck. But the farmer’s only reaction was, “Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?” A week later, the army marched into the village and drafted all the young men they could find. When they saw the farmer’s son with his broken leg, they let him stay behind. Good luck? Bad luck? As”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“We are disturbed not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens. —Epictetus, Greek philosopher I”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“Things do not change; we change. —Henry David Thoreau, writer and philosopher T”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“Happiness Habits for Empowerment 1. Focus on the Solution 2. Look for the Lesson and the Gift 3. Make Peace with Yourself”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“To become happier we have to snap out of the trance that our happiness rests in “more and better” which we’ll get “someday.” No matter what we have, Happy for No Reason exists only now, not later. The”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will have complete peace. —The Venerable Ajahn Chah, twentieth-century Buddhist monk In”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“It turns out that we each have our own built-in GPS that leads us toward happiness in the form of an expansion/contraction feedback system. If you feel more expanded, you’re going in the right direction; if you feel contracted, it’s time for a course correction.”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“When there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person. When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house. When there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“According to Chinese medicine, each of our organs relates to a specific emotion—the liver relates to anger, the kidneys to fear, the lungs to sadness, and the spleen to worry—and there are specific types of cleanses for the different organs. Some experts recommend doing regular cleanses at the change of each season.”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“Happiness for any reason is just another form of misery. —The Upanishads One”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
“You wouldn’t expect your car to run well if you never shut it off or if you didn’t fuel it. Yet we often neglect our bodies in similar ways and expect them to keep going like the Energizer Bunny. To access our natural joy and maintain balance in our lives, we need to energize our bodies through proper rest, breathing, and exercise.”
Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out


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