My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
There is only one way to fail and that is to quit.
I had a very active inner life as a kid. There's a good album or two worth of stuff that I can bring out on a rainy day if I have a loss for inspiration or whatever - even now.
Rebecca Harding Davis