Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Maybe we are meant to do something exciting on Leap Day...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

So the word "happy" doesn't appear in this one, but you could certainly create yourself in the image of Happiness.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
Robert Anthony

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Both fun and happiness are fine, but certainly happiness is the most worth seeking. Happiness can encompass fun as well, but fun alone will not assure us true happiness.
Claudio R.M. Costa

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Create your own happiness.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton

Live your life well and happiness will be there. Obsess about it and you'll be a bore.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Cynthia Nelms


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. 
Robertson Davies

As one of my professors once taught me, being smart is just being low on the dumb scale. So perhaps being happy is just being low on the unhappy scale. (aka Happiness and Unhappiness are made up of the same "stuff" it is just how much of the "stuff" you have.)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness of have gone stark raving mad. 
Norm Papernick

Sunday, February 19, 2012

And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people. And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.
4 Nephi 1:15-16

I need to work on that whole no contention business. I dare say a good majority of us need to...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Friday, February 17, 2012

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Openheim

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C.S. Lewis

So on this the 14th of February, when we all take a moment to celebrate love, remember that it is the affection and love you have for those around you that can contribute the most to your happiness. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.
Hazelmarie Elliott

If you aren't happy, you are sad... is there really no middle ground? Perhaps not.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happiness is the object of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God.
Joseph Smith

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

Perhaps this is true because happiness isn't a one size fits most or all... it is individual... think of it as a custom made dress, not the size 6 off the rack.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The most important thing is to enjoy your life -- to be happy -- it's all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn

Happiness really is all that matters... how many of us make that our daily goal -- to be happy? To work for it, not wait for it, each day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Monday, February 6, 2012

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank

Such amazing words from someone who lived a life of struggle and triumph. Perhaps we can all look to Miss Frank, a child faced with terrible adult things, and learn from her perspective.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
Psalms 35:9

Saturday, February 4, 2012

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 Koenig

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. All misery comes from the desire for oneself to be happy.