If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.


«If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.»

— W. Beran Wolfe


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15 thoughts on “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.

  1. Awesome! I feel like this quote was placed here specifically for me to read today! Thank you!! I’m putting energy out to the universe for a new job that feels like a hobby. This describes the exact feeling that I mean by my request. 🙂

  2. And again you speak to my heart today. Thank you Mr Charisma 😀 Far to many directions my head can take this one!! lol!
    Old saying : ” the ‘devil’ finds work for idol hands to do’
    Thinking is all fair and well and talking things through and thinking some more – but it is in the doing of life that we find our joy…when we are moving forward…and moving forward only happens if we are doing – something – even if it is reading a book – or a letter from a friend.

    AND – it is also that good old thing called balance: A time and a place for everything under the sun and everything under the sun has a time and a place 😀

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