Let’s face it everyone WANTS and NEEDS to be happy. Take and live by these 15 “Quotes” daily and you will be happy.
1. Stay Positive
“Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire – Life can seem as though it is a shipwreck at times, but when we look for the positive in the troubled waters we will find the sun coming up on the horizon. Always remember to sing louder than the storm.
2. Actions Make a difference
“I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” — Abraham Lincoln – Weed spray works the same way that positive thinking does. So pluck the thistles of life with a dose of positive thinking and you will see the flowers bloom day after day.
3. Be Adaptable and Flexible
“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” — Author Unknown – There are something’s in life we can control and there are other things we have no control over. Be flexible in what you can control and the solution will come to you. Adapt to what you cannot control and it will work itself out in time.
4. Let go of Anger and Frustration
“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.” — Ken S. Keyes – Be grateful for all the good things in your life. The loving relationships with family and friends. Be thankful for the food to eat, air to breath and shelter on those cold winter nights. Many homeless people would love to walk in your shoes.
5. Learn to Appreciation and Have Gratitude
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault – Oh, how important those little things are! It is not the house we live in that counts, but the relationships we build. When you are on your death bed would you rather be in a big house alone or in a little home with people that love you and don’t want you to be alone in your hour of need? Memories with others are what count, not that beautiful sofa you dared not to sit on, because it might get dirty.
6. Have a Good Attitude, Disposition, and Character
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Francesca Reigler – Smiles take less work that frowns do. Would you rather spend your time around a person with a good attitude, happy disposition and strong moral character than a lazy person with no moral code and a bad attitude? The choice is yours! We can be who we want to be!
7. Defeats, setbacks and failure are learning experiences
“A car can’t operate without the mechanical systems working, but it can operate with a few dents and scratches … you are the same.” — Mike Dolan – Everyone as dents and scratches, some on the outside and some in the inside. They make us stronger and help us become the person that we were always intended to become. Wear those dents and scratches with pride, you earned them.
8. Expect nothing
“The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” — Eli Khamarov – When we learn to take things as they come with no expectations, we learn to enjoy every moment. When going for a walk, don’t think of it as I have to exercise, think of it as enjoying nature on the walk. It is Ok to stop and smell the neighbor’s flowers. Don’t plug in the music on your phone you will miss out hearing the birds sing or the wind slightly blowing the tree leave. How would you feel if you never heard a bird sing again or could not smell a flower?
9. Stay Focused and Have Perspective
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse – When you look at a rose do you see the beauty in the flower or the thorns on the stem? For me; I focus on the beauty of the flower understanding the pain the thorns can bring. With happiness you have to keep those unexpected times in perspective and focus on the good that comes from pain, just like a rose.
10. Fear Less and Hope More
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.” — Swedish Proverb – Fear, whining and talking negative is the devil guiding you. Hope and positive talk with more love is the Lord guiding you. Which one do you want at your helm?
11. Optimism With a Little Humor Thrown In
“Sometimes life’s Hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty.” — J. Andrew Helt – Finding the bright side of life’s situations and adding humor to them, puts a smile on your face, a good attitude in your mind, so you can find a solution for any situation.
12. Letting Things Go and Forgiving
“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” — Benjamin Franklin Forgiving frees you to move on and leave the past behind. You can only be hurt by others actions or words when you keep them close by your side. Wish them well and have empathy for them.
13. Learn to Love and Like Others
“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror.” — Ken Keyes, Jr. – When you look in the mirror do you want to see a hostile world or a loving world? We are who we think we are, so go like a lot of people and love the rest of them. You world will change into a bright sunshine day.
14. Always Look for the Opportunities and Possibilities
“Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.” — Joe Brown – In every situation you will find opportunities with new possibilities when you look on the positive side. Enjoy the pride you will feel when realizing the strength that you have at your finger tips.
15. Be a Positive Thinker
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr – See how positive thinking can change anything. The rose is one of the most beautiful flowers and yes it does have thorns. But when you see the beauty in the flower you forget about the thorns. Life is like the rose. In order to grow and become the person we are meant to be we have to feel the pain, learn from it, so stop the grumbling about life being unfair, it is causing you to bloom into that beautiful rose.
I found these quotes at JD’s site Source of Insight. He has many more waiting for you. All you have to do is click on the link Source of Insight to find them. These are some that you don’t want to miss if you are looking for that happiness in your life and relationships.
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