Sunday, September 30, 2012

These are some of the simple chords of melody that make a home harmonious and happy. Kindness, consideration, courtesy, care, laughter, unselfishness, prayer, thoughtfulness, doing things for each other, forgiving each other, sustaining each other, loving each other--these are notes that form a family symphony happily enjoyed and eternally remembered.
Marion D. Hanks

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Isn't it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?
Jim Carrey

Friday, September 28, 2012

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.
Doug Larson

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher

He is happy according to what he is...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.
Johann Pestalozzi

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Immanuel Kant

Sunday, September 23, 2012

All safety, all righteousness, all happiness are on the Lord's side of the line.
George Albert Smith

Saturday, September 22, 2012

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
Mignon McLaughlin

Friday, September 21, 2012

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The happy have whole days, 
and those they choose.
The unhappy have but hours,
and those they lose.
Colley Cibber

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.
Channing Pollock

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.
Gretta Brooker

Monday, September 17, 2012

If you only do what you know you can do -- you never do very much.
Tom Krause

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Surely there is nothing men need more than the blessings of peace and happiness and hearts free from fear. And these are offered [to] all of us if we will but be partakers of them.
George Albert Smith

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Iris Murdoch

Friday, September 14, 2012

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
Taisen Deshimaru

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
Douglas Jerrold

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.
Gretchen Rubin

I thought a lot about what today's quote should be in the midst of the 11th commemoration of the tragedy in New York City on this exact day. This one felt appropriate. I think we sometimes forget that to know happiness we need to know sadness and it is important to know what makes us feel bad. It is important to take time to reflect on those hard times, but more importantly it is important to reflect on them as a starting point for growth.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

When we accept duties willingly and faithfully, we find happiness. Those who make happiness the chief objective of life are bound to fail, for happiness is a by-product rather than an end itself. Happiness comes from doing one's duty and knowing that his life is in harmony with God and His commandments.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Saturday, September 8, 2012

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Charles Caleb Colton

Friday, September 7, 2012

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Robert Brault

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles L. Morgan

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

To live in perpetual want of little things is a state, not indeed of torture, but of constant vexation.
Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Hermann Hesse

Monday, September 3, 2012

We must exercise ourselves in the things that bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
Epicurus

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happiness is a strange commodity. It cannot be purchased with money, and yet it is bought with a price. It is not dependent upon houses, or lands, or flocks, or degrees, or position, or comforts; for many of the most unhappy people in all the world have these.
Spencer W. Kimball

Saturday, September 1, 2012

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Helen Keller