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Bit of Happy #96: Remake The World

8 Feb

“As you go out to remake the world, I offer the following bits of wisdom — keep learning, stay awake to amazement, be kind rather than right. And, remember, while you might not agree with this now, being loved is better than being rich.”
-Anonymous

I actually found this quote on a card that was given to me by a family member when I graduated from college. I thought its message was perfect for someone who is graduating, or in a more general sense… turning to a new chapter in life. It reveals a very important lesson that everyone can take something from. Little bits of wisdom.

Keep learning. Stay awake to amazement. Be kind. Love should be held above all things. It’s funny because these are often things I find in many other quotes. These very bits of wisdom seem to pop up everywhere. And it’s that continuous reminder that makes me realize how important this advice truly is.

You know, this quote makes me picture a person after 100 years of life, with skin worn from wrinkles and hair of snow white, speaking these very words. That after being in this world all this time, they have learned – whether at the time or when it was too late – that these are the things that are truly important in life. It would be the advice that someone would give today’s youth as guidance towards a path of no regret. Of fulfillment. Of love.

And in the end, isn’t that what is most important? It’s not having all the money in the world. It’s not the tangible possessions either. But what is important is this… It’s the search for happiness and one day reaching it. It’s finding love and understanding how to appreciate it. It’s living in the moment and learning to cherish those memories.

Life is what you make of it. You can live in a world of gloom and darkness – purples and blues. Or, you can open the window and let the light shine in. The choice is yours for the making.

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Bit of Happy #62: An Irresistible Love

8 Dec

My little sweetheart, Annie.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
-Anatole France

Ever since I was little, I always dreamed of having a dog of my own; fish just didn’t seem to cut it. Oh yeah, and my parents let me get two hermit crabs once, and trust me, I could have done without that experience.

Anyways, a few days after my 13th birthday, my family surprised me with a puppy of my own – a dachshund (in the picture above). I fell in love at the first sight of her. She was so tiny. So timid. When I first met her, she just sat very quietly, taking in all of her surroundings.

Now, at eight-years-old with her lay of the land, Annie barks at every waking moment, begs irresistibly and is constantly under my feet. But guess what? I love her to death… with all of her quirks included. She’s my sidekick. My buddy. My baby.

Inspired by the above photograph, I wanted to share this quote with you today. One that I found incredibly relatable. And if I’m guessing correctly, probably not only relatable to me, but you as well!

I’d love to see your pets, so send in some pictures! Email LittleBitsOfHappyBlog@gmail.com with an attached photograph, your name and the name of your furry, little (or BIG) friend. In fact, I’ll post them up on this entry as they come in!

Happy Wednesday!

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Lauren’s Labrador Retriever, Sami

Tim’s Dogs, Dutchess and Buster, respectively.

Alex, Carly and Kirsten’s Corgis, Lucy, Desi and Dixie respectively.

Alana‘s Adorable Dog, Zooey

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