Daddy came across this quote today that made him think more than usual. It struck a chord in how it relates to how Daddy's old way of thinking about life and new way of thinking about life differ in so many ways. Here is the quote...
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."What used to be perceived as important really is not all that important. What used to have value is just stuff. People who used to be influences in life have either changed in how they see me, or how I see them, to such an extent that many of those relationships have had to dramatically alter or just fade away, and Daddy's life perspective has become extremely simplified to the point that all he wants to be is 'happy'. Daddy is sure that true happiness will never be something he finds as a whole, but happiness with the things that really matter is all you Dad is hoping/searching for now. For now, contentment is the short term goal, but happiness is still out there on the horizon...and that is a lot closer than it has been in some time.
~ John Lennon
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