One Day. One Moment. One Person.
The days are too fast and life is too short. So everyday, be sure to have one profound moment…and one meaningful connection with another human being.
The Universe will only take a step toward you, if you first take a step toward the Universe.
I was hailing a cab early this morning.
A taxi blazed past before the drive saw me in his rearview mirror, slammed on the breaks, and stopped in the middle of 1st Avenue
I thought it must be a drunk until I saw the taxi driver, a jolly Asian man, exit the car to help me with my luggage.
You don’t see a lot of “jolly” taxi drivers in NYC but it was so refreshing and his self-deprecating laughter was contagious.
The taxi driver, Gelbu, told me he was from Nepal.
I asked his secret to happiness and he just laughed.
Maybe he didn’t understand me?
I asked again.
More laughter but no verbal answer to the question.
Either he didn’t understand or simply didn’t want to answer.
Enough said. The message was clear.
You can’t overthink happiness. There is no proven formula or methodology or quote that sums it up.
People who think too much tend to find happiness a very slippery slope.
As Hemingway said, “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”