18 Inspirational Quotes Sure To Make You Happy

Updated: May 21, 2020

Do you need a little more happiness in your life? Here are 18 quotes meant to add a little extra happy to your day. Simple inspiration to get you to smile today.

Why is happiness so sought after? Ok, I know silly question. Happy feels good, and we all want to hold onto good feelings.

Now the confusion is we think happiness is found at the end of a pot of gold. We believe that we will be happy when we get the next thing, the next accomplishment, the next income level. We continually put happiness into the future...and this is the biggest mistake we can make. Happiness is a feeling, and you can only feel in the present moment. The moment can be a few seconds or a few hours, but it will come and go.

The simplest things in life can bring us the most pleasure and yet, we resist the simple pleasures. We are conditioned to believe that happiness is associated to income level and accomplishments.

Psychologists from Purdue University and the University of Virginia analyzed World Gallup Poll data from 1.7 million people in 164 countries, and cross referenced their earnings and life satisfaction. Although the cost and standard of living varies across these countries, researchers came up with a bold conclusion: The ideal income for individuals is $95,000 a year for life satisfaction and $60,000 to $75,000 a year for emotional well-being.

Now if you are earning in range of these incomes and still don't feel happy, don't worry you are not alone.

We have become a society of more is better. No one wants to settle for enough. We are conditioned from a young age to strive for more. There is nothing wrong with being motivated and inspired to continue to grow. The problem occurs when we are pursuing happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moments along the journey.

These 18 quotes are meant to give you a simple reason to be happy, if only for a moment. Enjoy!

1. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh