Friday, August 31, 2012

Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Daphne du Maurier

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible.
Samuel Johnson

The ultimate "little things," aka children, tend to show us perfectly what it means to find happiness. Have you ever watched a child spot a bird? Or play in a puddle? Or simply feel the wind against her face? It really is in the little things.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy.
Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats

To my Little Lady:
Thank you for a year of tremendous growth!
You have taught we so much about happiness.
I love you forever!

Monday, August 27, 2012

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I assure you that the joy, love, and fulfillment experienced in loving, righteous families produce the greatest possible happiness we can achieve. That happiness is the foundation for a successful society.
Quentin L. Cook

Saturday, August 25, 2012

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
Jean de La Bruyere

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stay gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
William Wordsworth

Thursday, August 23, 2012

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
St. Augustine

Monday, August 20, 2012

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. They way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young

Sunday, August 19, 2012

May the joy of our fidelity to the highest and best within us be ours as we keep our love and our marriages, our society and our souls, as pure as they were meant to be.
Jeffrey R. Holland

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then had had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.
A.A. Milne

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.
Palmer Sondreal

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Jacques Prevert

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint Exupery

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be.
Brian Tracy

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Great things are wrought through simple and small things. Like the small flecks of gold that accumulate over time into a large treasure, our small and simple acts of kindness and service will accumulate into a life filled with love for Heavenly Father, devotion to the work of the Lord Jesus Chris, and a sense of peace and joy each time we reach out to one another.
M. Russell Ballard

Saturday, August 11, 2012

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Charles Kingsley

Like a duck race...

Friday, August 10, 2012

When people are deeply happy they bring a sense of purpose with them wherever they go, whatever circumstances they are in. So if they're changing the oil in the car, they bring a sense of joyful purpose even to that.
Marci Shimoff

And if they are going to see one of the most delightful Broadway musicals, they certainly bring a sense of joyful purpose to that! Cheers!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Sophocles

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Don Marquis

When was your last happy interval?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
John Stuart Mill

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I testify of the great blessing of children and of the happiness they will bring us in this life and in the eternities.
Neil L. Anderson

While I knew what happiness was before becoming a mother, things such as nose kisses, "hi," book reading, and locating my nose have increased my happiness.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
William R. Inge

Friday, August 3, 2012

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
Leslie Caron

Perhaps this same logic can be used with regards to Mondays and Fridays...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.
Paulo Coelho