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Friendship Quote of the Day - 52

Martha Washington


Martha Washington

Martha Washington, circa 1800.

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Welcome to the Friendship Quote of the Day!

Today's Quote:

Martha Washington

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.

Today's Inspiring Thought: Find Happiness In Your Life

Happiness is something we all strive for, but some of us are better at achieving it than others. Why is that?

I think part of the reason is that we're searching for that one thing that will make us happy. As if everything we do in life up until that point has no meaning. But that's not what happiness is about. You can be happy until you reach a goal. You can be happy in every step of your life, even the ones that challenge you the most.

People expect a lot from their friendships. In fact, some of us want our friends to make us happy. While our friends certainly should be a positive influence in our life, the happiness needs to come from us. We can decide to be happy, and then find things in our life (friends included) that support that attitude.

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