Feel like an instant boost to your mood?
We get it. These are difficult and stressful times for many. Much of Europe is back in lockdown and the pandemic isn’t going away fast.
So, here’s a little dose of sunshine to make your heart sing, especially if you’re feeling down and need a little boost.
Think of these as great advice from your BFFs – if your BFFs included Audrey Hepburn, the Dalai Lama and John Lennon, that is.
- Audrey Hepburn: The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy. It’s all that matters.
- Dalai Lama: The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Benjamin Franklin: Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
- Charles M. Schulz: Happiness is a warm puppy.
- Emily Dickinson: The mere sense of living is joy enough.
- John Lennon: Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears
- Leo Tolstoy: If you want to be happy, be.
- Mother Teresa: Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier.
- Walt Disney: Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.
- Mark Twain: The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Roald Dahl: If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
- Marcel Proust: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Anne Frank: Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Aristotle: Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Albert Einstein: A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson: For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
- Christian Dior: Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness
- Mahatma Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Marcus Aurelius: When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love
- Carl Jung: Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would 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.
- Chinese Proverb: If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.