Have you ever thought that happiness was a choice, a decision that you had to make?
In any moment in your waking life, you have a chance to choose to be happy. Would you choose anything above your own happiness or that of the happiness of your loved ones? What is happiness to you?
Here are some quotes that I enjoy about happiness.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ Buddha
“My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness,
my inner peace.” ~ Denzel Washington
The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life. ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~Stacey Charter
“I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble.” ~Angelina Jolie
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~ Frederick Keonig
“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.” ~ Maya Angelou
Do more of what makes you happy
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” ~Jane Fonda