"We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?"
~ Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras (via observando)
"There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook."
Fifty-three thousand faces. Just nine hundred and forty seven thousand left to do. If I live that long. When I die, my landlord will find an apartment full of paper and spend a week carrying it into the recycling bin. Or he’ll have the marketing skills I lack and get stinking rich selling them. I don’t mind either way. Other men in my position leave a sea of bottles and fast food wrappers.