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Happiness Happens…

Posted by lindamartinandersen on August 11, 2013


“Happiness Happens…” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

August is Happiness Happens Month

Do you believe that happiness happens… or that you make happiness happen…or both?  Think on it while you read a few famous quotes about happiness. 

  • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”  Charles Spurgean

  • “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.  It is what you think about.”  Dale Carnegie

  • The journey is what brings us happiness…not the destination  Dan Millman

  • “Happiness is not something ready made.  It comes from your own actions.”  Dalai Lama

  • “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  Abraham Lincoln

  • “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.”  William E. Gladstone

  • “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Charles M. Schultz

  • “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” L.M. Montgomery–Anne of Green Gables

  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” W.P. Kinsella

  • “Whoever is happy will make others happy.”  Anne Frank–The Diary of a Young Girl

Articles about Happiness: 

Anna A. Simpkinson “August is Happiness Happens Month.” http://www.guideposts.org/norman-vincent-peale/august-happiness-happens-month-0

Marc and Angel Hack LIfe “10 Actions That Always Bring Happiness.”   http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/08/31/10-actions-that-always-bring-happiness/

“Four Ways to Bring Happiness Into Your Life With the Law of Attraction”  August 11, 2010. https://www.facebook.com/notes/mind-movies/4-ways-to-bring-happiness-into-your-life-with-the-law-of-attraction/150913458257885

Happier Than Commercials:  GEICO Insurance Comapnay”How happy are folks…?”

“Happier than…”

Here are two of many GEICO commercials that are “selling” happiness in a humorous way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3btVEGC00Ns&list=PL3A31C28AB4727F75&index=9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA&list=PL3A31C28AB4727F75

Posters Promote Happiness–Here’s one:

7 Steps-to-Happiness http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5186/7-Steps-to-Happiness.html (Poster)

Sing About Happiness:

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPFhRwsLuwk

What do you say happiness is?  Happiness Happens…Agree or Disagree?  Why?

Readers, please leave a question or a comment.   And be sure to visit “A Writer’s Playground” again soon.  Bring a friend.

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