Quotes and Verses to Inspire Joy and Happiness

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Wise words that will inspire joy and happiness, and the best way to spread happiness is to be happy and the best way to be happy is to...

Yesterday, I wrote about my need to “dance” to make people happy. I’m not just talking people pleasing, this was a deeply felt belief that I was responsible for their happiness.

Thankfully, God help me understand that I was putting impossible expectations on myself and others.

I’ve learned the best way to spread happiness is to be happy; and the best way to be happy is to count blessings and enjoy a close relationship with God through faith in Jesus. And celebrating  God-given happiness is the best way to show people the blessings of a faith-filled life. It is witnessing through attitude not with words.

Today, I’d like to share a list of quotes and verses that inspire me to embrace joy and happiness.

Quotes and Verses

“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

For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~Guillaume Apollinaire

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” ~Author Unknown

For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. 1 Peter 3:10

“Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.” ~Mary Baker Eddy

Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to You.
O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive,
    so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help. Psalm 86:4–5

Don’t put the key to happiness in someone else’s pocket. ~Author Unknown

Wise words that will inspire joy and happiness, and the best way to spread happiness is to be happy and the best way to be happy is to...

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

You will show me the way of life. Being with You is to be full of joy. In Your right hand there is happiness forever. Psalm 16:11

Jumping for joy is good exercise. ~Author Unknown

“We will never be happy until we make God the source of our fulfillment and the answer to our longings. He is the only one who should have power over our souls.” ~C.S.Lewis

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

And the believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52

“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 it.” ~Dale Carnegie

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” ~Marquis de Condorcet

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.–Agnes Repplier

Happy are the people who have all this. Yes, happy are the people whose God is the Lord! Psalm 144:15

Finally, remember . . . don’t let happiness slip by unnoticed because you didn’t stop long enough to appreciate it. Enjoy! Praise God! And be happy!

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6 Comments

  1. Jason Stasyszen says:

    Such an important lesson you’re talking about, Deb. My favorite quote was this one, “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” Simple and profound. Sometimes difficult to practice, but so important. Thanks so much.

  2. Okay, Deb!

    I seem to have landed on another of your wonderful posts! It’s always fun when I do!

    I really like this post and think this line is great, “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 it.” ~Dale Carnegie

    Thanks for allowing God to use you in such sweet ways~
    (Came over on Hearts for the Home)
    Melanie

  3. Reading this post made me happy today, Deb. 🙂 I think my favorite quote is “Jumping for joy is great exercise.” Plan to add some jump moves to my routine on the divine dance floor!
    Blessings!

  4. Karen DelTatto says:

    Deb, Wow! You have shared so many thought-provoking quotes on happiness. I was especially struck by the Dale Carnegie quote, the C.S. Lewis quote and the Unknown Author quote. All so very true!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sharita Knobloch says:

    So good, Deb. Clearly you named your site correctly because it always blesses me 🙂 THANKS!

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