I was lucky to receive this from a friend today:
"Usually we figure out what we think would make us happy, and then try to make those things happen. But happiness isn't circumstance-dependent. There are people who have every reason in the world to be happy who aren't. There are people with genuine problems who are. The key to happiness is the decision to be happy." -Excerpted from 'A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of 'A Course in Miracles' ' by Marianne Williamson
The above mentioned book is actually one of my favorites and interestingly I was the one to recommend it to the very same friend. How incredibly nice it is that the seeds I sow came back as a reason to be happy today when I received this excerpt from her.
Would you like to plant a seed of happiness for your kids as well? Just for today you can remember this quote and decide to be happy? Please remember that our emotions pass on... When you are happy and relaxed your children will pick on this and become more relaxed as well. And please also do remember that our children best learn by modeling us, their parents. When you consciously decide to be happy an smile more, they will model you today and tomorrow when they'll become parents too...