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20 Happiness Quotes That Can Bring You Joy in Life

20 Happiness Quotes That Can Bring You Joy in Life

At this time of year, summer should be slowly rising up to meet us, the sun should start shining and we should all be smiling a little more brightly. If the blue skies and good vibes haven’t quite crept their way to your part of the world yet, worry not. These 20 thought-provoking, smile-invoking quotes should surely help to warm your heart and bring a little joy and happiness into your life.

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
– John Lennon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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    “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
    – Immanuel Kant

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      “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
      – Oprah Winfrey

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        “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
        – Mark Twain

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          “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ”
          – Mother Teresa

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            “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
            – Martin Luther King, Jr.

            “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
            – Max Ehrmann

            “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that’s love”
            Lana Del Ray

            “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ”
            – Lucille Ball

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              “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
              – Drew Barrymore

              “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”
              –Charles Dickens

              “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’”
              – Marianne Williamson

              “I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
              – Henry David Thoreau

              “Happiness is perfume, you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.”
              – James Van Der Zee

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                “Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”
                – Boethius

                “One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I’m alive, I must live and be happy.”
                –Leo Tolstoy

                “Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”
                – Aristotle

                “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 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.”
                – Groucho Marx

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                  “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”
                  – Paul Simon

                  “Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
                  – Hunter S. Thompson”

                  “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
                  – Joseph Addison

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                    7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                    7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                    What do I want to do with my life? It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another.

                    For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it takes a lifetime to figure out.

                    It’s easy to just go through the motions and continue to do what’s comfortable and familiar. But for those of you who seek fulfillment, who want to do more, these questions will help you paint a clearer picture of what you want to do with your life.

                    1. What are the things I’m most passionate about?

                    The first step to living a more fulfilling life is to think about the things that you’re passionate about.

                    What do you love? What fulfills you? What “work” do you do that doesn’t feel like work? Maybe you enjoy writing, maybe you love working with animals or maybe you have a knack for photography.

                    The point is, figure out what you love doing, then do more of it.

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                    2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?

                    Think about your past experiences and the things in your life you’re most proud of.

                    How did those accomplishments make you feel? Pretty darn good, right? So why not try and emulate those experiences and feelings?

                    If you ran a marathon once and loved the feeling you had afterwards, start training for another one. If your child grew up to be a star athlete or musician because of your teachings, then be a coach or mentor for other kids.

                    Continue to do the things that have been most fulfilling for you.

                    3. If my life had absolutely no limits, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?

                    Here’s a cool exercise: Think about what you would do if you had no limits.

                    If you had all the money and time in the world, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you spend time with?

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                    These answers can help you figure out what you want to do with your life. It doesn’t mean you need millions of dollars to be happy though.

                    What it does mean is answering these questions will help you set goals to reach certain milestones and create a path toward happiness and fulfillment. Which leads to our next question …

                    4. What are my goals in life?

                    Goals are a necessary component to set you up for a happy future. So answer these questions:

                    Once you figure out the answers to each of these, you’ll have a much better idea of what you should do with your life.

                    5. Whom do I admire most in the world?

                    Following the path of successful people can set you up for success.

                    Think about the people you respect and admire most. What are their best qualities? Why do you respect them? What can you learn from them?

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                    You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.[1] So don’t waste your time with people who hold you back from achieving your dreams.

                    Spend more time with happy, successful, optimistic people and you’ll become one of them.

                    6. What do I not like to do?

                    An important part of figuring out what you want to do with your life is honestly assessing what you don’t want to do.

                    What are the things you despise? What bugs you the most about your current job?

                    Maybe you hate meetings even though you sit through 6 hours of them every day. If that’s the case, find a job where you can work more independently.

                    The point is, if you want something to change in your life, you need to take action. Which leads to our final question …

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                    7. How hard am I willing to work to get what I want?

                    Great accomplishments never come easy. If you want to do great things with your life, you’re going to have to make a great effort. That will probably mean putting in more hours the average person, getting outside your comfort zone and learning as much as you can to achieve as much as you can.

                    But here’s the cool part: it’s often the journey that is the most fulfilling part. It’s during these seemingly small, insignificant moments that you’ll often find that “aha” moments that helps you answer the question,

                    “What do I want to do with my life?”

                    So take the first step toward improving your life. You won’t regret it.

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