Saturday, November 26, 2016
My Twenty-Five Favorite Quotes on Happiness
Are You Happy? I hope you are! Happiness is not the same for every one. To me happiness is waking up in the morning with no aches and pains in my more than eight decades aging body, earning a few cents per day on my blogs and writings, reading comments from readers that they enjoyed and are inspired by my blogs. Double Happiness is our once a week escapade for dinner and slot machines gambling in our local Indian Casino. Triple Happiness is when my wife and I get a call from relatives and friends just to say Hello! Quadruple Happiness is when you see your youngest grand daughter visits and you see her growing fast.
So, my dear readers, what makes you happy? I love to hear from you. In the meantime enjoy the following 25 plus 1 quote.
1.“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
2.“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”
3. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
4.“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
5.“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
6.“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
7.“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
8.“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
9.“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
Winnie the Pooh
10.“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
11.“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
12.“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
13.“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
14.“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
15.“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”
16.“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein
17.“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”
18.“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
19.“The only joy in the world is to begin.”
20.“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go”
21.“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
22.“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”
Winnie the Pooh
23.“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
24.“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
25.“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”
Anthony de Mello
Last but not least: Happiness must come from doing your life's work (be in teaching, building homes, designing, trading, winning tournaments etc.) and the money that comes is only a by-product. If you hate what you are doing and rely on the money you earn to make you happy by buying stuff, then I think that you are living a life of meaninglessness…Forgot the author but just shared by a friend in my FB book last week.
For more quotes read the source: http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2013/08/20/happiness-quotes/