I take care to appear happy, but especially to be so. – St. Therese de Lisieux
I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately. With the holidays fast approaching and stress levels running high at work and home, I’ve been feeling quite anxious. Especially with last Friday’s tragic events, school has become much more stressful. After reading The Happiness Project, this quote stuck with me. It’s basically a “fake it ’til you make it” kind of mentality. St. Therese was beatified due her seemingly unending happy nature and she wrote this wisdom down in her autobiography, “The Story of a Soul”. Even if she was gravely annoyed with her fellow nuns, she always kept a positive attitude.
I want to be more like St. Therese, so I will appear happy and especially be so in these happy yet hard times.