“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
– Maya Angelou
“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.”
— Dr. Maya Angelou
“If you see someone without a smile today, give ’em yours.”
— Dolly Parton
“We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. And we have to work to dig it out so we can share it with our family, our friends, and our neighbors.”
— Dolly Parton
“Misery might love company, but so does joy. And joy throws much better parties.”
— Billy Ivey
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
“Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!”
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”
– Don Herold
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
– James Oppenheim
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.
“If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”
– Dalai Lama
With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
It’s in the click of my heels, the bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, the need in my care; cause I’m a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me.
Everyday is a blessing.
-Great Aunt Wilma
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that matter, it’s the life in your years.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be.
With every rising sun, think of yourself as just begun.
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
“You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” — Oprah Winfrey
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou
“One of life’s greatest gifts is the fact that life is difficult. Because in dealing with life’s difficulties, we build invaluable strength. This strength enables us to successfully fulfill our …
“I wanted color. I wanted to soar with happiness even if it meant dealing with the weight of fear and guilt, too. I wanted to live.” ― Heather Anastasiu
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. …
There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow, There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow, The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, An’ it looks like its …
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. – Ernest Hemingway
A sense of humor is needed armor… Joy in ones heart and some laughter on ones lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp …
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi
Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body. ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard
In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for …
If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain. – unknown
Surrendering means letting go of your resistance to the total openness of who you are. It means giving up the tension of the little vortex you believe yourself to be …
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” — Robin Williams
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of …
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ― Anne Lamott
“A vacation is like love — anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.” ~Author Unknown “Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which …
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
“If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of …
If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed. – Terrell Owens
Relax. Let every moment be what it’s going to be. What’s meant to be will come your way, what’s not will fade away.
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you …
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
“Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; its your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy …
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” ― Vera Nazarian
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ― Winston S. Churchill
Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides. – Garth Brooks, The River
“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ― Mark Twain
Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a …
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. – Carol Welch
Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get ― W.P. Kinsella
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder. – Mason Cooley
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” –Dennis Kimbro