On Happiness

This week I reread The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank’s famous diary – and I came across a paragraph that I thought was particularly sweet. I wanted to share this quote as a response to the Daily Post’s prompt ‘heal’.

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“Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your own heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there, as long as you live, to make you happy again.

Whenever you’re feeling lonely or sad, try going to the loft on a beautiful day and looking outside. Not at the houses and the rooftops, but at the sky. As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you’ll know that you’re pure within and will find happiness once more.” – Anne Frank

This impressed me a lot; Anne Frank’s writing style is so mature and her words are infused with wisdom. I generally avoid advice and quotes about happiness because people generally say something along the lines of that happiness is a choice, which I don’t believe is true for everyone. This quote is lovely though; it’s more about the fact that you always have the potential to be happy, and even if you can’t be happy in the present, you know that the feeling will come back to you. It’s a good thought.