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
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!