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What is World Happiness Day?
Have you ever heard of the International Day of Happiness, also known as World Happiness Day? World Happiness Day is a holiday established by the United Nations to recognize the importance of happiness and overall well-being globally. I recently learned about this event while scrolling aimlessly on Twitter. People need happiness more than ever, thanks to the pandemic and the racial tensions occurring worldwide. In honor of World Happiness Day, I decided to round up my favorite 20 happiness quotes from motivational speakers, authors, writers, and more.
My Favorite Happiness Quotes
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmonyMahatma Gandhi
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.John Lennon
Take responsibility for your own happiness. Never put it in other people’s hands.Roy T. Bennett
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”Sylvia Plath
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.Ayn Rand
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.Mother Teresa
Happiness depends upon ourselves.Aristotle
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”Robert Frost
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.Maya Angelou
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.George Sand
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.Guillaume Apollinaire
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.John Barrymore
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.Baruch Spinoza
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.Gabriel García Márquez
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope forTom Bodett
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at thingsWalt Disney
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happyAnne Frank
Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.Eleanor Roosevelt
Why is Happiness Important?
Did you know that being happy is linked to better decision-making and improved creativity.
Happy people typically tend to be more successful than unhappy people. So, rather than success being the key to happiness, research shows that happiness could, in fact, be the key to success. Also, happiness comes with health benefits such as an improved immune system and overall mood. Like any emotion, it’s important to regulate and track the people and things that make you happy. This will allow you to use it when you’re feeling down and as a form of self-care. Plus, being happy feels good.
Happy World Happiness Day!