Today I finished reading a book with 365 quotes about happiness, one for every day of the year. The book is available here. I highlighted the quotes I liked most and i want to share it with you. Six months ago I wrote a post about happiness, it’s a subject that I’m always interested to find out how others achieve it. The quotes that I highlighted reveal how the authors perceive happiness and express a way to approach it. Enjoy!
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. ~ Tom Bodett
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. ~ Anne Frank
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. ~ Susan Polis SChutz
I keep remembering one of my Guru’s teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you’re fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t you will eat away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat, Pray, Love
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ~ Epictetus
If you’re not happy in life then you need to change, calibrate, readjust…flush your negative energy and fill it with positive energy; How do we do that you might ask? well I would start by making others happy, diseases are not the only thing that spreads easy. We are all connected in some form of unseen energy… think how those around you will impact you and make you feel if they were happy? ~ Al Munoz
Rules for happiness: Something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. ~ Immanuel Kant
A mathematical formula for happiness: Reality divided by expectations. There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations. ~ Jodi Picoult
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. ~ Marcus Aurelius
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. ~ Bette Midler
I will end the post with a small advice from my part: never forget what makes you happy, make sure to keep those things in your life, follow your dreams, live the present and have no regrets for the past.
Have a great weekend!