Tuesday, July 31, 2012

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Stark

Monday, July 30, 2012

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Carl Sandburg

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The gospel is the way of discipleship. As we walk in that way, we can experience confidence and joy-- even during times of peril, sorrow, and uncertainty.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let is go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been.
Robert Brault

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day
Without suspecting our abode until we drive away.
Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samuel Johnson

Monday, July 23, 2012

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus

Not concerned with what others think; however, we must be concerned with serving others to be happy.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

You know that you are happiest when you are anxiously engaged in a good work.
Adrian Ochoa

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Joseph Joubert

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It is not happiness until you capture it and store it out of the reach of time.
Robert Brault

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J.D. Salinger

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Johnny Carson

Sunday, July 15, 2012

You have the ability to choose righteousness and happiness, no matter what your circumstances.
Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
William Feather

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.
Norman Bradburn

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health, as color to his cheek; and wherever there is habitual gloom, there must be either bad air, unwholesome food, improperly severe labor, or erring habits of life.
John Rushkin


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Looking back on a happy life, one realizes that one was not happy all the time.
Robert Brault

Happiness isn't about constant bliss. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
W. Beran Wolfe

This is a long quote,
 but it is worth reading.
Said for those who may have looked at today and thought, "Wow, too long."

Monday, July 9, 2012

It is a comely fashion to be glad; Joy is the grace we say to God.
Jean Ingelow

Sunday, July 8, 2012

There can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from the home. ... There is no happiness without service, and there is no service greater than that which converts the home into a divine institution, and which promotes and preserves family life.... The home is what needs reforming.
Joseph F. Smith

Saturday, July 7, 2012

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus

Sometimes we just have to do something to reap the results, instead of analyzing it to death.

Friday, July 6, 2012

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.
Lavetta Sue Wegman

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold Glasow

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
Thucydides

Happy Independence Day!
If you can't find any other reason to be happy today, 
Be happy because we live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
Josh Billings

Monday, July 2, 2012

[L]aughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Hugh Sidney

Sunday, July 1, 2012

We are all searching for happiness; we hope for is, we think we live for it, it is our aim in this life. But do we live so as to enjoy the happiness we so much desire?
Brigham Young