On Happiness

God is, and all is well.
-John Greenleaf Whittier-

Some people make the world brighter just by being in it.
-Mary Dawson Hughes-

A smile is a language even a baby understands.

No road is long with good company.
Turkish Proverb

I pray that you may enjoy good health
and that all may go well with you.

3 John 2

Try giving others a piece of your heart
instead of a piece of your mind.

To love is to admire with the heart;
to admire is to love with the mind.

A man is rich according to what he is,
not according to what he has.

Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.
James 4:8

The best way to forget your own problems
is to help someone solve his.

Happiness is inward, and not outward;
and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
-Henry Van Dyke-

The secret of contentment is the realization
that life is a gift not a right.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
-Victor Hugo-

Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is liking what you get.

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions,
and not on our circumstances.
-Martha Washington

Begin each morning by resolving to find something in the day to enjoy. Look into each experience which comes to you for a grain of happiness.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant,
who finds peace in his home.

Contentment isn't getting what we want
but being satisfied with what we have.

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that never come.

It is only possible to live happily ever after
on a day to day basis.
-Margaret Bonnano-

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
-Helen Keller-

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want,
but the realization of how much you already have.

What lies behind us and what lies between us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
-Mark Twain-

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings
while others are adding up their troubles.

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
-Benjamin Disraeli-

He that gives should never remember,
he that receives should never forget.

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
-Robert Frost-

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
-Martha Washington-

Don't wait for others to be friendly, show them how.

We are born happy. Later in life, we learn thousands of reasons to think we are not.

Act as if you were already happy,
and that will tend to make you happy.
-Dale Carnegie-

Happy people are those who have no cares at all; cheerful people are those who have cares but don't let the cares get them down.

True contentment is getting out of any situation all that there is in it.
-G. K. Chesterton-

The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.
-Charles W. Eliot-

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
-Mark Twain-

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.
-Sir James Barrie-

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
-Thomas Jefferson-

Since God so loved us, we also out to love one another.
1 John 4:11

Having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

A tiny bouquet of fresh cut flowers can fill a room with sunshine. A little act of kindness can fill a heart with joy.
-Katherine Nelson-

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller-

Worry does not prevent disaster, it prevents joy.

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.
-Mark Twain-

Be generous and understanding. Let no one come to you without feeling better and happier when they leave. Be the living expression of God's kindness: with kindness on your face...in your eyes...in your smile...in your warm greetings.
-Mother Teresa-

A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.

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