The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
—M. Scott Peck
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
—W. Beran Wolfe
Happiness is… by Barbara Lynn Terry
Happiness is an ice cream cone
with a chocolate coating,
and lots and lots of sprinkles.
Happiness is a child’s laughter.
Happiness is two people holding hands
while walking dreamily in the park.
Happiness is two people in love.
Happiness is the splashing of the waves
while sitting under the stars on the beach.
Happiness is the sounds of a carnival,
with rides, laughter, and games.
Happiness is winning a teddy bear
from the dart game at the fair.
Happiness is a smile
on a cloudy, dreary day.
Happiness is helping someone
from deep in your heart.
Happiness is dining out at a very
special place, on a very special day.
Happiness is saying, “I do.”
Happiness is catching the bridal bouquet.
Happiness is a leisurely Sunday drive
down a peaceful country road.
Happiness is all of this
and much, much more.
Happiness is in your mind,
and what you make of it.
The secret to having what you want is to want what you have.
Serenity—when you see perfection in imperfection. Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. —Jacques Prévert
If you want to be happy, be. —Leo Tolstoy
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. —Robert Anthony
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. —Mark Twain
Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. —Cynthia Nelms
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. —James Openheim
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. —John Barrymore
Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. —Hazel Marie Elliott
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. —St. Augustine
Happiness is a perfume that you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Happiness is doing with a smile what you have to do anyway.
Doing what you like is freedom; liking what you do is happiness.
Happiness is a decision. —Tuchy Palmieri
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. —Eleanor Roosevelt
There is a weed or two in paradise.
The happiest people aren’t without worries; they have learned to cope with them.
A smile is the easiest way to remove a frown.
Today is the day that I am glad I lived it up yesterday —Tuchy Palmieri
Happiness is often a rebound from hard work.
The secret to happiness is in liking what one has to do.
Make your last minutes last by making your present minutes a present to yourself.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. —Benjamin Franklin
Awareness is a keystone to happiness. –Tuchy Palmieri
Gratitude is a keystone to happiness.
Happiness is a form of courage. —Holbrook Jackson
A party everyday would mean the total extinction of happiness.
There are no incurable diseases just incurable people. —Bernie Seigel
You are as healthy as you make up your mind to be. —Tuchy Palmieri