I recently had an experience that I thought I’d share. I’m big on acts of kindness and spreading happiness. I just finished a free book promo for my debut novel Going Under: A Bill Roberts Thriller. The numbers were pretty good but decreasing on the third day, so I asked for help. I spend my days helping others. I’m a quiet introvert who doesn’t ask for help. I’m new at this writing thing and don’t have a lot people I’ve worked with yet but I know a few names from following blogs. So, I sent out a couple emails. The response was extremely helpful and positive…wishing me well, retweets and Facebook posts.
It was so positive, I thought I’d ask my Twitter followers. The response was overwhelming. I’ve been following this Ebook revolution since 2010 and one of the things that I’ve noticed time and time again, is the support and sense of community among the writers, bloggers and self-publishers. Any time I’ve asked questions from authors or bloggers, the response has been great. But this? This was amazing. I send everyone who helped a big thanks.
I found some quotes on happiness I’d like to share. As I tend to on my blog, I’m going to add my 2 cents worth.
If you choose to look for opportunities, you’ll find them. If you choose to look for things that are good in people, you’ll find them. And if you choose to look for reasons to be happy, you also find them.
Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. John B. SheerinTo get up each morning with the resolve to be happy…is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past it.
Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist.
Diogenes Laertius, Zeno
No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile, you’ll end up laughing. You will be cheerful because you smile. Repeated experiments prove that when man assumes the facial expressions of a given mental mood — any given mood — then that mental mood itself will follow.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles Langbridge Morgan
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Count Leo Tolstoy
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Christian Nestell Bovee
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
If we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
John B. Sheerin
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
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.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
Quotes found on http://www.verybestquotes.com/happy-life-quotes/