Who says New Year, says “New resolutions.” And personally, I have never been adept of “Good resolutions.”
Actually, I never practice it because I know that the boxes
□ Go to sport at least once a week
□ Eat five fruits and vegetables a day
□ Go to bed at 22:30 every night (rather than midnight or 2am)
will never be filled! Surprising, right? You too? … Hmm, I see I’m not the only one then
Why? Because those are the rules of good conduct which I will call “general” who establish our society.
Honestly, I find it very restrictive and suddenly, the notion of guilt ( to not follow this or that rule) arrives without warning (I do not know you, but it reminds me of religions) (no sex before marriage, drink alcohol is forbidden, eat this is impur…).
But in fact, it’s up to us to create our own rules and mantras. I mean, the ones that works well for us!
Best example to date: my grandmother! Despite her 2 times triple bypass surgery at the age of 75 years, she has always done and eat what she wanted and she’s still in good shape at almost 93 years.
I think it is a matter of “state of mind”. From the moment you are listening yourself and you treat yourself well you are willing to find your own happiness.
After all, it seems to me we are looking the same thing, right? Happiness!
So, for this new year 2016, here are 18 quotes on Happiness, which according to my life and my own experiences resonate as truth in me and inspire me a lot! These notes are accompanied by photos from my Instagram account retracing some of my small or big “happiness moments 2015”.
1 « Stop seeking happiness in the same place where you lost it. » – Unknown
2 « Every minute of cockroach deprives you of sixty seconds of happiness. » – Blas de Otero
3 « Happiness is not the absence of problems, it is the ability to deal with them. » – Steve Maraboli
4 « Every day, do something that makes you happy, until it becomes a habit. » – Unknown
5 « For me, happiness is above all to be well. » – Françoise Sagan
6 « Happiness is a childhood dream realized in adulthood. » – Sigmund Freud
7 « Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. » – Dalai Lama
8 «If you have a purpose in life that takes a lot of energy, which requires hard work, committing great interest and that is a challenge for you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day will bring.» – Susan Polis Schultz
9 « The success is having what you want. Happiness is liking what you have. » – H. Jackson Brown
10 « There is no happiness without freedom nor freedom without courage. » – Périclès
11 « Do what you love, is freedom; Loving what you do is happiness. » – Unknown
12 « Remember that the happiest people are not those who get more, but those who give more. » – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
13 « Happiness is not a destination but a way of traveling. » – Margaret Lee Runbeck
14 « If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day – go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else. » – Chinese Proverb
15 « Happiness is the only thing that doubles when it is shared. » – Albert Schweitzer
16 « Happiness is like a kiss. You need to enjoy sharing. » – Bernard Meltzer
17 « Happiness is contagious: surround yourself with happy faces. » – Dominique Glocheux
18 “Happiness is the reconciliation of man with beauty. ” – Irène de Buisseret
Photos: by me
I wish you all a wonderful and beautiful 2016 year! ♥♥♥