Inspirational Quotes on Happiness

Happiness is something everyone hopes to achieve in his or her lifetime.  Such a universal desire, yet most people spend their lives searching for happiness as it eludes them.  It pops up and disappears in sporadic moments.  I think this has to do with how we define happiness.  Happiness isn't accomplishing a goal, getting a promotion, or succeeding at a task.  Buying something or accomplishing a goal gives you a rush and it feels good, but it's not happiness.  

Happiness is an inner decision, it's a way of looking at and interacting with the world.  You can be happy before you reach your goal or even if you get passed over for the promotion.  

Choose to be happy.  Choose to not allow circumstances to dictate your emotions.  Allow yourself to feel whatever real emotions you are having, but don't get stuck in them.  Choose to make healthy decisions for your mind and body.  Choose to do more of the things you enjoy doing.  Choose to spend more time with people that make you smile and lift you up.  Choose to go to the places that fill your heart with joy.

Enjoy the following Inspirational Quotes on Happiness.

Those who can laugh without cause
have either found the true meaning of happiness
or have gone stark raving mad.
-Norm Papernick

Man is fond of counting his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.
If he counted them up as he ought to,
he would see that every lot
has enough happiness provided for it.
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

Optimism is a happiness magnet.
If you stay positive,
good things and good people will be drawn to you.
-Mary Lou Retton

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards;
they try to have more things, or more money,
in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are,
then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
-Margaret Young

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
-Logan Pearsall Smith

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-Abraham Lincoln

True happiness arises in the first place from enjoyment of oneself.
-Joseph Addition

The real joy of life is in its play.
Play is anything we do for the joy and love of doing it,
apart from any profit, compulsion, or sense of duty.
It is the real joy of living.
-Walter Rauschbusch

Happiness does not consist in things,
but in the relish we have of them.
-François de La Rochefoucauld

Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.
Merriment- it is the sunny side of existence.
-Lord Bryon

Nothing has to happen for me to feel good!
I feel good because I'm alive! Life is a gift, and I revel in it.
-Tony Robbins

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
-Joseph Campbell

Happiness consists of living each day
as if it were the first day of your honeymoon
and the last day of your vacation.
-Leo Tolstoy

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.

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