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The Budget Savvy Bride

I finished my book club assignment a few weeks ago and a quote from the book has stuck with me ever since. I seriously recommend Eat Pray Love. There were so many passages I wanted to underline or highlight because they really touched me, but unfortunately I borrowed my book from the library so I couldn’t…

This is the quote I wanted to share with you:

“…people universally tend to think happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you’re fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works.
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You have to fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.
And once you achieve a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it…”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love.

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It’s Monday, people. You might have to fight for your happiness today. I’m striving for my own happiness by cashing in that massage E got me for my birthday. :) Happy Monday.

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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    • August 3rd, 2010

    julia roberts + james franco? i can’t wait to see eat, pray, love!

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