"Ultimately our aim should be to create a world free from the displaced, the homeless and the hopeless, a world of which each and every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabitants will have the freedom and the capacity to live in peace. Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace. Each and every one of us is capable of making such a contribution. Let us join hands to try to create a peaceful world where we can sleep in security and wake in happiness."

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech in Oslo, 21-years after being awarded this in 1991

"The ultimate source of happiness is within ourselves."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 4/18/2012 at the University of San Diego

#happiness. #detroit #tkriii  (Taken with instagram)

#happiness. #detroit #tkriii (Taken with instagram)

"Well I guess I never really valued wealth in money and in fame and in ah, ah, those sorts of things. To me wealth is in happiness, and if you’re given a voice, what will you do with it? How can you change the world?"

Lady Gaga on Ellen on 4/28/11 (go to 2:58)


Children playing in jute crops in Bangladesh.

look at those smiles; true happiness. such innocence and purity.

Children playing in jute crops in Bangladesh.

look at those smiles; true happiness. such innocence and purity.

a though i’ve been having since 3:17am.

happiness is a state or mind, and thus one we must learn to cultivate ourselves.

only i can make myself happy.

only i can control my thoughts; and i need to control them in such a fashion that builds upon that which is the present, not the past, and not the future.

if you want to be happy, realize that it’s a state of mind that is a current, at the moment, living emotion, and thus, happiness exists merely in the present.

"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness."

Dalai Lama (via kari-shma) (via divinesunshine) (via peacerevelation)

FIND YOUR CALCUTTA!

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Shane Claiborne: "Mother Theresa always said, "Calcuttas are everywhere if only we have eyes to see. Find your Calcutta." 

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FIND WHAT IGNITES YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND SPIRIT!

CHASE YOUR DREAM!

NEVER LET IT GO!

NEVER GIVE UP!

SMILE AND BE HAPPY!

WORK PEACEFULLY, AND WITH LOVE, IN WHATEVER YOU DO!

BETTER THE WORLD!

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life’s too short to live any other way.

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Find YOUR Calcutta.

redclouds:

(via letlovewriteonyou)

redclouds:

(via letlovewriteonyou)

thursday, may 20.

for starters, i wanted the title of this post to be different, not the typical “today” that i usually make it, because i have a good feeling about today.

first off, here’s my to-do list:

but most importantly, i think today is going to be a good day.

sure i miss you oodles, but overall, happy tj is present and dominating.

i’m sick of being sad, [a bit] depressed and overly reminiscent about the past. i cherish the [little] time we had and the memories we made, but it’s time i accept reality. but know that i’m still here, and don’t forget about me, please…

well tumblrs, that’s all i’ve got for you at 9:07AM this morning.

hope your day is as beautiful as it is here in my hometown: warm and sunny.

dream. smile. appreciate. relax.

much peace and lots of love to all!

"Happiness" by The Fray 
"Happiness is just outside my window
I thought it crashed, blowing 80 miles an hour
Happiness a little more like knocking
On your door, and you just let it in

Happiness feels a lot like sorrow
Let it be, you can't make it come or go
But you are gone- not for good but for now
Gone for now feels a lot like gone for good

Happiness is a firecracker sitting on my headboard
Happiness was never mine to hold
Careful child, light the fuse and get away
‘Cause happiness throws a shower of sparks

Happiness damn near destroys you
Breaks your faith to pieces on the floor
So you tell yourself, that's enough for now
Happiness has a violent roar

Happiness is like the old man told me
Look for it, but you'll never find it all
Let it go, live your life and leave it
Then one day, wake up and she'll be home
Home, home, home"

happy 77th birthday yoko ono! hope your day is blessed and full of laughter. may this year, and the many to follow, be full of happiness. much peace and lots of love! i ii iii.