Sunday Chill providing la Joie de Vivre.

There might be positivity in everything that happens to us. It is time to look at the bright side of things.


“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”

– Martha Washington.

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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“Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself.”

– Ritu Ghatourey.

“Haven’t you ever happened to come across in a book some vague notion that you’ve had, some obscure idea that returns from afar and that seems to express completely your most subtle feelings?”

– Madame Bovary.


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“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

– John Lennon

“Do not allow yourself to be misled by the surfaces of things.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke.

“See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.”

– Wayne Dyer

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“We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art—we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones.”

– Anaïs Nin.

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

– Vincent van Gogh.

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims…”

– Arundhati Roy.


Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1999

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”

– Victor Hugo.

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

– Henry Ward Beecher.





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