On Happiness

We think that happiness is some little oasis where you sit around
sipping piña coladas. That is not happiness. It is getting up in the
morning and not having enough time to do everything, having too many
emails, and something in the day that excites you and you don’t know
what’s going to happen. It’s about uncertainty, engagement, direction
and motion. It is not a position, it is a trajectory.

  • Lionel Shriver

Found this quote while reading this month’s edition of the magazine oh comely.