Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Happiness Will Find You

Just past the five month mark, my counter has registered over 10,000 hits to my blog. Thank you friends and fellow bloggers for dropping by, sharing your thoughts, comments, and friendship. Without you, blogging wouldn't be nearly as much fun. Here's a quote to enjoy today.

Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap.- William Bennett


  1. First of all, props on over 10,000 hits.

    That quote brings to my mind people that I have dealt with who struggle with feeling unloved/unappreciated. The more they desire to be loved/appreciated the less they are. :-) But when they themselves begin to focus on loving/appreciating others they become loved and appreciated.

  2. Hi Jana, I'll have to think on that one a bit. Right off the bat, it doesn't seem right. Maybe it'll grow on me. Helen

  3. Mark - I think your analogy best sums this up.

    Helen - I have actually had this quote saved for several months. I often go back to it and read it over and over. Like you, I thought it didn't seem right. First, I don't believe happiness avoids people and I certainly don't like cats so I can't conceive comparing happiness with a cat. LOL Mark's comment seems to present it in a better way. In my work with people, I have often watched people trying to persue happiness and never receive it. On the other hand, I have seen happiness come to people when they least expected it. Bottom line, it is a somewhat strange quote.

  4. Congratulations on 10,000 hits!

  5. Cool Site, Jana

    You and your family are always kept very clost to my heart. Congrats on 10,000 hits! That's amazing.

    Love you all.

    Kristi Batman & Family

  6. I think Mark is right on in his summing up of the quote. Congratulations too on 10,000 hits. I'm sure you'll have many more to come, because you have a great blog.