“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
Henry David Thoreau
I always liked the imagery in this quote and I guess to an extent it is very true. It’s like when you spend absolutely ages looking for something and seeking it and then you forget about it. And once that happens, all of a sudden it turns up.