Friday, March 5, 2010

What is the definition of happiness anyway?

So many ways to define happiness...
Here are some definitions of happiness to inspire you:

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Spike Milligan

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.
Swedish proverb

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.
Author Unknown

Happiness comes only from appreciating what you have right now. You can even be happy by appreciating your troubles because they are helping to build your character.
Harriet Meyerson

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Rippler

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
Mark Twain

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

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

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

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Helen Keller

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
W.J. Bryan

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever

Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin.
But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, someunfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
Alfred D Souza

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
So, treasure every moment that you have.
And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special,
special enough to spend your time ...
and remember that time waits for no one ...
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now.

So stop waiting until you finish school
until you go back to school
until you lose ten pounds
until you gain ten pounds
until you have kids
until your kids leave the house
until you start work
until you retire
until you get married
until you get divorced
until Friday night
until Sunday morning
until you get a new car or home
until your car or home is paid off
until spring, until summer
until fall ... until winter
until you are off welfare
until the first or fifteenth
until your song comes on
until you've had a drink
until you've sobered up
until you die until you are born again
to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy!

Happiness is a journey ... not a destination!!

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself...

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for quotes, I really need them right now….
    ”Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug” - Love your advice!