Doing what you like is freedom,
liking what you do is happiness.
I think the more ingrained in life we become (the older we are, the stronger our friendships, the more responsibility we bear upon our shoulders), the less freedom we are granted. And so our happiness depends not upon being free to do what we like, but finding happiness within our lot in life: bringing joy to the less-than-thrilling job, transforming an awkward social encounter into a delightful exchange and taking pleasure in the weekly grocery shopping trip. For it is not life that brings us happiness, but we who bring happiness to life.
This photograph was taken by Take Me Vintage Shopping.