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Keep the Winter Blahs Away with a Happiness Quote Each Day

By Carrie Hanson on 12/14/2015 | Fun & Games

December is a month when the winter blahs can creep up on you if you’re not careful, but eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of rest, exercise and fresh air can certainly help. In addition, try writing one of these happiness quotes on your office whiteboard or on a sticky-note on your computer monitor or bathroom mirror to remind you to choose to find joy in your daily life.

Here are my top 15 happiness quotes.

1.      “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”

Leo Tolstoy

2.      “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
Epictetus

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

4.    “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Albert Schweitzer

5.     “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Buddha

6.      “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

7.     “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
L.M. Montgomery

8.      “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”
James Oppenheim

9.     “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”
Rose Lane

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

11.   “The grass is always greener where you water it.”
Unknown

12.   “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”
Mary Lou Retton

13.   “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
Morris West

14.   “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

15.  “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 Keonig

Holiday gift idea: Create your own favorite messages or quotes, write them on slips of colored paper and put them in a mason jar. Decorate with ribbons or pictures and give to a friend who could use some January inspiration!

Carrie Hanson

Author

Carrie is the Executive Director of Girls on the Run Charlotte. She tries to up her celebration game with each season she coaches and leaves a trail of glitter in her wake.

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