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The happiness of your life depends upon
the quality of your thoughts.
Take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable
to virtue and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything they have.


Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb twiddling;
true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents

John W. Gardner
American Business Leader and Author
1912 - 2002

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
American Keynote Speaker and Consultant
 1924 - Present

Happiness is when what you think,
what you say, and what you do
are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is no way to happiness.
Happiness IS the way.

"Gifts from Eykis"
Wayne Dyer

Happiness is time spent with a friend
and looking forward to sharing time with them again.

Lee Williamson

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles:
find what it is that interests you and that you can do well,
and when you find it, put your whole soul into it --
every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.

John D. Rockefeller III

The happy heart
runs with the river,
floats on the air,
lifts to the music,
soars with the eagle,
hopes with the prayer.

Maya Angelou

"Why is everyone here so happy except me?"

"Because they have learned to see
goodness and beauty everywhere", said the Master.

"Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere?"

"Because you cannot see outside of you
what you fail to see inside."

Anthony DeMello

For every minute you are angry,
you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace.
They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people,
hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them.
The irony is, the only place they ever needed to search
was within.

Ramona L. Anderson

For a long time it seemed to me
that life was about to begin -- real life.
But there was always some obstacle in the way,
something to be gotten through first,
some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.
At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
So treasure every moment you have
and remember that time waits for no one.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Father Alfred D'Souza


An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old one leaves.
Bill Vaughan

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Looking inward first is the only realistic way
to develop a proper direction outward.
Our hearts have to join our heads to find true life direction.

Dan Miller
from his book
48 Days to The Work You Love

Deep listening from the heart
is one half of true communication.
Speaking from the heart is the other half.

Sara Paddison
"Hidden Power of the Heart

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I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul;
I know that the answer to what we need to do next
is in our own hearts.
All we have to do is listen,
then take that one step further and trust what we hear.
We will be taught what we need to learn.

Melody Beattie

We cannot change the cards we are dealt,
just how we play the hand.

Randy Pausch
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

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"Is there a heaven?"
"Oh, yeah!  It's the place where dreams come true."

from the movie
"Field of Dreams"

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There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire,
which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity;
but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Washington Irving

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How many times have we walked by someone on the street or in a hallway
and instead of saying hello we pretend we don't see them?
The truth is that all of us, deep down inside,
have a need to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated.
We are on a spiritual journey that can at times be very lonely.
And one of the simplest and most effective ways to help our fellow traveler
is to smile and say hello.

Ron Atchison

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Real heroes are men and women who fall and fail and are flawed
but win out in the end
because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

Kevin Costner

Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold on tight to your dream.

It's a long time to be gone
Time just rolls on and on
When you need a shoulder to cry on
When you get so sick of trying
Just hold tight to your dream

When you get so down that you can't get up
And you want so much but you're all out of luck
When you're so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over and over and over you could

Accroches-toi à ton rêve
Accroches-toi à ton rêve
Quand tu vois ton bateau partir
Quand tu sens ton coeur se briser
Accroches-toi à ton rêve.


Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see the shadows falling
When you hear that cold wind calling
Hold on tight to your dream.

Oh, yeah
Hold on tight to your dream
Yeah, hold on tight...
To your dream.

Jeff Lynne

Click here for the song

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Homes should be an anchor, a safe harbor, a place of refuge,
a happy place where families dwell together,
a place where children are loved.
In the home, parents should teach their children the great lessons of life.

L. Tom Perry


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The world is not moved only by the mighty shoves of the heroes,
but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller
American Author and Lecturer
1880 - 1968

Malani Macias-O'Connor

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When it is dark enough,
you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard

Hope is faith
holding out its hand
in the dark.

George Iles


Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat.
Then, fold second base down to home and set the baby
on the pitcher's mound.  Put first base and third together,
bring up home plate and pin the three together.
Of course, in case of rain,
you gotta call the game and start all over again.

Jimmy Piersall
Former Major League Baseball Player

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Pride is concerned with who is right.
Humility is concerned with what is right.

Ezra Taft Benson

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