My idea of happiness
“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor—such is my idea of happiness.” —Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness. Nature quotes like this one remind us of these 26 secrets of happiness.
Sun shining on rain
“‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …’It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.'” —Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.