Small Business Diva

April 2, 2008

Stop and Enjoy the Happiness

Filed under: Juggling Work and Family,Words of Wisdom & Inspiration — smallbusinessdiva @ 8:01 am
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“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”

William Feather 1889-1981, Writer

Sometimes our lives get so busy, often working more to earn more money to spend on things to make us happy. Yet we are so busy, we don’t actually stop and enjoy being happy.

Remember… happiness is a state of mind, not a place of being.

I’m very grateful that I love my work. I enjoy (almost!) every moment of it, so it doesn’t feel like work or like a chore. While this is good, it’s also very easy to get caught up working long hours, including working through my weekends. Now and then I stop myself and ask why I’m doing this in the first place. I think it’s okay to work long hours if I’m happy doing that, so long as other areas of my life aren’t missing out.

Today, make sure you take some time to stop and smell the flowers, so to speak… stop and enjoy your happiness.

Here’s to your success in business…


  1. Amen,

    We have so many friends and clients that never take a break. Sometimes they work for 30 years without you.

    I am glad that you remember to enjoy your work.

    Comment by Mark — April 2, 2008 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

  2. Too right Donna-Marie. As Lisa said in your e-book that when running a home based business it isn’t keeping motivated that is the issue but rather stopping and taking a breath. That is where the challenge lies.

    Comment by adminbandit — April 2, 2008 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

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