I don’t know what it is, but when I think of the word happy, I start hearing the words to Corinne Bailey’s “Put Your Records On”. It lifts my mood, instantly. We have the choice to listen or change the song.

Our thoughts contribute to how we react to the world around us. Words get me through the day from music, books, articles, quotes, and of course my family, friends, and acquaintances. When you think of the examples I just mentioned, what does your mental inventory look like?

Surround yourself with positive words and people. I’ve curated a list to help you get your happy.

Quotes and Positive Words of Affirmation

“I make my own sunshine.” – Alyssa Bonagura

“Some see the glass as half full; some as half empty. Some of us just grab the thing and drink.”

“Today sounds so much better than someday.”

“May your joy be as deep as the ocean.”

“Your voice can change the world.”

“You see things and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘Why not?'” – George Bernard Shaw

“Be still and know.”

“It’s always too early to quit.”

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, be in love.” -Rumi

“You are doing a freaking great job!”

“Love what you do.”

“Never stop.”

“Courage does not always roar.”

“There is nothing that cannot happen today.” – Mark Twain

“Amazing things will happen.”

“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

Books

Atomic Habits -James Clear

You’re a Badass Everyday -Jen Sincero

Chasing the Bright Side– Jess Ekstrom

Articles

Power of Positive Attitude – M Bilal Roza

What My Son’s Final Words Taught Me About Happiness – Erin Benson

This 75-Year Harvard Study Shows How to Have Lifetime Joy – Benjamin Hardy, PhD

Reflection

When was the last time you smiled?

When was the last time you laughed so hard it made your stomach hurt?

What makes you happy?

What brings joy to your soul?

What’s on your music playlist? Don’t have one? You can borrow mine.

Get Your Happy Playlist by Desiree Haros on Spotify

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One of the other things that make me happy is sharing what I love with the people around me. If you found this post helpful, please share it! There’s always someone that could use a lift. I’d love to hear from you. What helps you throughout the day? Please share your comments below.

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