Happiness quotes

“Sono determinata ad essere allegra e felice in qualunque situazione mi possa trovare. Perchè ho imparato che la maggior parte della nostra miseria o infelicità non è determinata dalla circostanza ma dalla nostra disposizione.”
Martha Washington (1731-1802). Moglie di George Washington, primo Presidente degli Stati Uniti.

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Martha Washington

The Best Happiness

Happiness is:
1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favourite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate milkshake … (or vanilla … or strawberry!)
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach
16. Finding a 20-pound note in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Eye contact with a hot member of the opposite sex.
19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful/good looking.
23. Laughing at an inside joke.
24. Friends.
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies (and eating them…!).
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38. Holding hands with someone you care about.
39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
40. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much-desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

3 ragioni per sorridere…



Ci sono tre ragioni nella giornata per essere
felici e sorridere.

La prima ragione è quando mi sveglio,
perché ho tutta una giornata davanti a me
per fare bene tutto ciò che non ho potuto
fare ieri, e quindi sono felice.

La seconda ragione è a mezza giornata,
perché, se non sono riuscito a fare molto,
ho ancora davanti a me una mezza giornata
per migliorare e me ne rallegro.

La terza ragione è alla sera, perché la giornata
è finita e se è andata bene sono felice,
se invece è andata male sono felice che sia finita.

(Detto cinese)