31 Inspirational Quotes To Help Brighten Your Day
Sometimes staying happy can be extremely difficult.
I get tired of trying to keep everyone happy, my health has been sucking the life out of me, and I’m frustrated by the fact that I’m not where I thought that I would be at this point in my life.
I bet that you feel the same way sometimes.
But, I’ve learned that life isn’t about being happy all the time. Being happy all the time shouldn’t be my goal in life, for the simple reason that it’s impossible to achieve.
Fortunately, when I need to remember how blessed my life really is, I read the words of others who have been there too and written words for people just like us!
Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes to help brighten up your day.
31 Inspirational Quotes To Help Brighten Your Day
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Frank Tyger
“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen
“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” Peter Hagerty
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen
“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” Andrew Carnegie
“Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods, in fact, seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression
,and respect.” Alain De Botton
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley
“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be
acomfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.” Anne Frank
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” Bernard Meltzer
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happywould lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” Carl Jung
“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
“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” Unknown
“True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” Joseph Addison
“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” Ayn Rand
“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” William Adams
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie
“Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money.” Sam Rosen
“Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” Robert McPhillips
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
“Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” Sue Knight
“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn
“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” Albert Clarke
“View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t?” Victor Frankl
I hope that these 31 inspirational quotes will help brighten up your day.
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