My husband Jim committed the following to memory when we were in college. I memorized it too.
"The fountain of content springs up in the mind. And he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste away his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove." (Samuel Bozwell cir. 1700)
Senator Darlene Fairley (D) sent the following to all Senators:
Around Christmas time last year I was griping and groaning about having to go back to Olympia soon. My husband (who had just about had it with my complaints) said I should wait until the end of this session to see if I felt the same.
If anything, my feelings are more negative than before.
I’ve always believed that if you hate what you’re doing, and you can't give it your best, stop doing it. Life is too short to waste on things you don’t enjoy doing.
We never know what’s going to happen next, but I do know that I’m not running again. 16 years is enough.
To all of you—take care,