Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. — Hafiz

(via unconditionedconsciousness)

CAN YOU IMAGINE?
For example, what the trees do
not only in lightning storms
or the watery bark of a summer’s night
or under the white nets of winter
but now, and now, and now - whenever
we’re not looking. Surely you can’t imagine 
they don’t dance, from the root up, wishing
to travel a little, not cramped so much as wanting
a better view, or more sun, or just as avidly
more shade - surely you can’t imagine they just
stand there loving every minute of it, the birds
or the emptiness, the dark rings 
of the years slowly and without a sound
thickening, and nothing different unless the wind,
and then only in its own mood, comes
to visit, surely you can’t imagine
patience, and happiness, like that. 
—       Mary Oliver
Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. — Mary Oliver
Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. — Mary Oliver
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. —  Frederick Keonig
Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature.

Kelly Sheaffer

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it. — Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. — George Santayana