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 Use our be happy quotes to boost your happiness awareness today!  Happiness is not about money or ‘things.’ Being happy is an attitude of gratitude for blessings we already have in our life.

In truth, each of us (you, me and everyone else) must realize we are the only ones with the power to grant ourselves happiness. It’s an ‘inside’ job. As you read through the be happy quotes, pay attention to which ones speak to you. A way to stimulate happiness beyond changing our attitude is by taking personally meaningful creative actions.

How about giving away extra smiles today?  Or doing some ‘random acts of kindness.’ If you are feeling extra adventurous you could give out hugs. Extending a helping hand by volunteering is another tried and true way to amp up your own happiness.

Build your happiness by doing small things every day to spread sunshine in a sometimes cloudy world.  Just smiling (or turning your frown upside down) will help you feel happier.  The results may not be instant, but sticking with it can increase your happiness quotient up to 40%! If you are interested in research related to happiness, the following books are filled with data based on positive psychology: “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work” by Shawn Achor, “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin, and “The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want” by Sonja Lyubomirsky.  There is even a wonderful movie called: “Happy” – visit http://www.thehappymovie.com to see the trailer.

Your personal joy, inspiration and creativity coach,





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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
Voltaire

When I was 5 years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote ‘happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life.
John Lennon

Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.
Ken Keyes, Jr.

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today.
Sydney Smith

Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Kathleen Norris , from Hands Full of Living

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

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
Ethel Perry Andrus

Your happiness is your gift to the world.
Robert Holden

Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness.
Rumi

Ever since happiness heard your name, it's been running through the streets trying to find you.
Rumi

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Richard Bach

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Tolstoy

The more we think of others, the happier we are. The more we think of ourselves, the more suffering we feel.
Dalai Lama

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Chinese Proverb

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something completely great.
Willa Cather

The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy.
Catherine Charlotte de Gramont

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Carl Sandburg

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowper

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Dale Carnegie

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.
Paul Hawken

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
Aristotle

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
John Mason Good

Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.
Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'd rather be happy than right.
Hugh Prather

If God came in and said, I want you to be happy for the rest of your life, what would you do?
Bernie Siegel

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

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

It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Dale Carnegie

No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Our business is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.
Elizabeth Carter

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Dale Carnegie

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
Ogden Nash

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
J.M. Barrie

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

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here.
Robert G. Ingersoll

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

To be happy, drop the words 'if only' and substitute instead the words 'next time'.
Smiley Blanton

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castaneda

Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invisible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller



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