Your happiness should not be dependent on any person but yourself. If you’re feeling down, these twenty thoughts about happiness should improve your mood.
Memories will forever live in your heart, no matter how brief the experience might have been, so be thankful that you can reminisce at any time you choose.
Complaining is a fool’s errand, because you can’t expect your dreams to come true if you’re not willing to pursue them relentlessly.
The secret to happiness is to appreciate the people who “get” you, while having no concern with the rest.
It is understandable to be afraid of opening up if you’ve been hurt in the past, but authentic connection cannot be established if you’re not willing to be vulnerable.
Happiness isn’t a destination, but rather a choice.
Painful experiences tend to stick out more vividly than peaceful ones, so pursue an art or craft that allows you to release your pain in a productive way.
Strive for harmony in your thoughts and actions, because behaving in a way that opposes our beliefs can produce a hell of an identity crisis.
I often wish I could forget about injustices and troubling facts about the society we live in… when thinking about this makes me depressed, I remind myself of this affirmation: positive actions trump negative thoughts every time.
When it seems like a dark cloud is overhead, remember that even the most severe storms are temporary.
Appreciating your family is essential, but it is also wise to distance yourself as necessary for your mental health and sanity.
Before you complain about first world problems, consider that many people living in third world countries are more satisfied with their life than you are.
Life is not meant to be a choreographed routine, but rather an exciting adventure.
How do you propose you would appreciate the emotional “highs” of your life without some “lows” to put them in perspective?
If you feel like you always have to be doing something, then you will never comprehend how freeing silence can be.
Smile (even if you don’t feel like it), because it is scientifically proven to make you feel better.
The result of your work will never reflect your expectations, so it is better to focus on enjoying the process than achieving a specific result.
Brightening another person’s day will make you feel infinitely better than wallowing in your own misery.
Letting people get to you will only encourage them to bother you, while smiling in the face of criticism will show them how powerful you really are.
A loving spirit and positive attitude will make you more attractive than any amount of weight-loss ever could.
Don’t be afraid of the unexpected, because life comes equipped with twists and turns you will never be able to predict.
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