Thoughts on Happiness from the Gulag

Here's to the life of Russian writer and dramatist Alexander Solzhenitsyn who died this week. He won a Nobel prize for literature in 1990 for "The Gulag Archipelago", three volumes of work that outed the Soviet "gulag" system, which Sozhenitsyn personally experienced. With prestigious award in hand he was unceremoniously exiled from the Soviet Union.

Despite his struggles, he gives us these great words to live, struggle and strive by:

"A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him."

--A.Solzhenitsyn (1918 - 2008)