A Fashion Thought ... Wishes for Peace and Happiness this Season

“All I want for the holidays is a little peace and happiness.”

Isn’t that what it all boils down to? In a season where our patience can be mightily tested by packed parking lots, annual family conflicts and the endless search for the right gifts, it’s time to put attention to what our hearts want most: peace and happiness.

As we close this year and open the next, may you enjoy these inspiring quotes, now and throughout the coming year.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” –Albert Schweitzer

“Keep your desire turning back within and be patient.Allow the fulfillment to come to you.Gently resist the temptation to chase your dreams into the world.  Pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the Self, and leave them there.It may take a little self-discipline – be simple, be kind, stay rested.Attend to your own inner health and happiness. Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others.Do not strain after your needs in life – see  it is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them.In this way, life proceeds more naturally, effortlessly.Life is here to enjoy.”–Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“Happiness before meHappiness behind meHappiness to the right of meHappiness to the left of meHappiness above meHappiness below meHappiness within meHappiness all around me.”     – Navajo prayer 

“The heart of most spiritual practice is simply this: remember.Remember who you are, remember what you love, remember what is sacred.Remember what is true.  Remember that you will die, and that this day is a gift.Remember how you wish to live.”– Wayne Muller

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.”– Anne Frank

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy “Nothing is worth more than this day.”– Goethe

“If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”– George Burns

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer

“My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?”– Charles Schulz

“We are called upon not to be successful but to be faithful.”  – Mother Teresa

“May I be at peace, May my heart remain open,May I awaken to the light of my own true nature,May I be healed, May I be a source of healing for all beings.” – Loving-kindness Meditation

“Deep peace of the running wave to you.Deep peace of the flowing air to you.Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.Deep peace of the shining stars to you.Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you.Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.”– Gaelic blessing

“The best use of life is love.The best expression of love is time.The best time to love is now.”– Rick Warren

Most of all...  this is the day our Savior was born,,, for you and all mankind.Merry Christmas from A Fashion Thought.

Editor’s Note: Judith Taylor, AICI, CIP may be reached by e-mailing her at Looknyrbst@aol.com. Her website is www.professionally-yours.com. She is a monthly contributor to The Wilson Post.