Feeling a little deflated? Maybe a little sad? Well you are in desperate need of reading a few of my favourite type of quotes… happiness quotes.
Quotes are not just short meaningless sayings about happiness, love or life on our Twitter or Facebook feeds designed to distract or entertain us for a few minutes us when we are feeling bored. If we make the effort to understand the wisdom they have to offer, take the time to truly absorb the meaning and hopefully act upon their words, they can certainly make a positive difference in the enjoyment and efficiency of our lives.
Whenever the day doesn’t go as planned or hoped or I’m just feeling low and in need of some inspiration, I make the time to take a step back from the day, sit in a quiet place, relax and read through some of my favourite inspirational quotes about happiness, life and love. Often that’s all it takes to inspire me to get up and face the day with a renewed vigor.
In this post I’m posting a video of my preferred 21 happiness quotes that never fail to inspire me and leave me in a happier place. And if you prefer to text to video I’ve listed all 21 quotes about happiness further down the page.
Click here to watch this video on YouTube.
Quote contributors include American actress, comedian, producer, voice artist, director and writer Amy Poehler, English Particular Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon, the author of the New York Times bestselling book ‘In The Garden Of Thoughts’ Dodinsky, American writer, humorist, publisher, lecturer and entrepreneur Mark Twain, American Civil War veteran, lawyer and political leader Robert G. Ingersoll, American actress Alyssa Knight, author Mandy Hale, Robert Tew (no idea who he is or what he’s done!), the founder of Tiny Buddha Lori Deschene (great site and worth checking out), writer and Zen teacher Karen Maezon Miller, talk show host Tom Magliozzi and as usual there are several happiness quotes by a person called unknown.
As promised, here’s a list of all the happiness quotes in the video:
1/ “Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.” – Unknown
2/ “The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” – Dodinsky
3/ “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain
4/ “Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” – Dodinsky
5/ “Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” – Alyssa Knight
6/ / “The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” – Unknown
7/ “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale
8/ “You can’t always please everybody, but you can do what makes you happy and just hope that those around you will be happy for you.” – Robert Tew
9/ “Today might not be perfect, but it’s a perfect day to be happy.” – Lori Deschene
10/ “Never let anyone disturb your composure, deter your accomplishment, or destroy your happiness.” – Unknown
11/ “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.” – Unknown
12/ “I want to live my life without stress and worries, I don’t need to be rich or famous, I just want to be happy.” – Unknown
13/ “The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.” – Amy Poehler
14/ “True happiness comes from within, not from someone else. Don’t make the mistake of waiting on someone or something to come along and make you happy.” – Unknown
15/ “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority.” – Mandy Hale
16/ “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” – Mandy Hale
17/ “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” – Unknown
18/ “Happiness is simple. Everything we do to find it is complicated.” – Karen Maezon Miller
19/ “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
20/ “Happiness equals reality minus expectations.” – Tom Magliozzi
21/ “I will no longer allow the negative things in my life to spoil all of the good things I have. I choose to be happy.” – Unknown