The following selection of happy notes are taken from “2017 (Instant) HAPPY NOTES Calendar – 365 Reminders to Smile & Shine” published by Sourcebooks, Inc., Naperville, Illinois, USA.

Boost your bliss each and every day with this colorful calendar.  From the silly to the wise, each page features a new reason to smile.  Keep for yourself or share with a friend.  Everyone deserves a little instant happiness.


Good Morning, SUNSHINE.  Have an amazing Day!

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.  (Abraham Lincoln)

Be happy for this moment.  This moment IS your life.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.

SUCCESS usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.  (Henry D. Thoreau)

The time is always right to do what is right.  (Martin Luther King Jr.)

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.  (Albert Einstein)

Life is better with a little (or a lot of) laughter!

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.  (Kyle Chandler)

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.  (Dalai Lama)

The heart that loves is always young.  (Greek proverb)

Take a moment and think about ALL you have; joy starts with a grateful heart.

You can’t have everything.  Where would you put it?  (Steven Wright)

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. (Frank Lloyd Wright)

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.  (Arthur Rubinstein)

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.  (Abraham Lincoln)

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.  (John Lennon, “Imagine”)

Even if HAPPINESS forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.  (Jacques Prevert)

Don’t frown, for you never know who is falling in love with your smile.  (Unknown)

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.  (William M. Thackeray)

We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.  (Martha Grimes)

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing ca be changed until it is faced.  (James Baldwin)

A kind word is like a spring day.  (Russian proverb)

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.  (Dolly Parton)

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.  (Carl Jung)

When it comes to LIFE, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.  (G. K. Chesterton)

It’s true that hard work never killed anybody, but I figure why take the chance?  (Ronald Reagan)

Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.  (Jane Porter)

Kindness is the greatest wisdom.  (Anonymous)

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.  (Mae West)

HAPPINESS is not something you get, but something you DO.  (Marcelene Cox)

The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.  (Dorothy Parker)

Friendship isn’t a big thing — its a million little things.  (Anonymous)

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.  (Chinese proverb)

Take chances, make mistakes.  That’s how you grow.  (Mary Tyler Moore)

If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.  (Conan O’Brien)

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  (Karl Reiland)

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are.  (Marianne Williamson)

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.  (George Elliston)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.  (Eleanor Roosevelt)

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.  (Willie Nelson)

Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.  (Zig Ziglar)

Sometimes big change can start with little you.  Make a difference around you.

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.   (Albert Einstein)

Never downplay the talents and skills you have.  No matter how large or small they are, you have the right o be proud!

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  (John E. Southard)

Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  (Mark Twain)

Sometimes your JOY is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  (Dr. Seuss)

Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. (Dale Carnegie)

Everything passes.  Everything changes.  Just do what you think you should do.  (Bob Dylan, “To Ramona”)

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.  (Mark Twain)

Joy is not in things; it is in us.  (Richard Wagner)

If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  (Maya Angelou)

Every day may not be good, but there is something  good in every day.  (Unknown)

Whoever is HAPPY will make others happy too.  (Mark Twain)

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their MINDS to be.  (Abraham Lincoln)

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.  (Albert Einstein)

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.  (Henry Ford)

The American, by nature, is optimistic.  He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.  (John F. Kennedy)

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.  (Virginia Woolf)

The summit of HAPPINESS is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.  (Erasmus)

The deepest of FRIENDSHIPS often begin with just a simple smile.

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.  (Amy Carmichael)

Tell someone you love them.  It will make you both happy.

Our differences are only skip deep, but our sames go down to the bone.  (Marge Simpson, “The Simpsons”)

Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.  (Oscar Wilde)

I know well that happiness is in little things.  (John Ruskin)

Happiness is an inside job.

Be silly.  Be honest.  Be kind.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Start each day with a grateful heart.

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.  Break the habit. Talk about your joys.  (Rita Schiano)

Happiness is not a DESTINATION.  It is a method of life.  (Burton Hills)

Kid, you’ll move mountains!  Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.  So…get on your way!  (Dr. Seuss)

Life is 10 percent what you make  it and 90 percent how you take it.  (Irving Berlin)

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow  trouble.  (George W. Lyon)

Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the STARS.  (Henry Van Dyke)

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.  (Dolly Parton)

Laugh and the world laughs with you.

In this life we cannot do great things.  We can only do small things with great love.  (Mother Teresa)

If we’d only stop trying to be happy, we’d have a pretty good time.  (Edith Wharton)

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. (John Barrymore)

SMILE! It increases your face value.  (Truvy, “Steel Magnolias”)

Don’t let silly little things steal your happiness.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  (Winston Churchill)

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.  (Helen Keller)

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  (John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy”)

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. (Epictetus)

Think of all the BEAUTY that’s still left in and around you, and be HAPPY.  (Anne Frank)

I dwell in possibility.  (Emily Dickinson)

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.  (Walt Disney)

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.  (Madeleine L’Engle)

Fall seven times, stand up eight.  (Japanese proverb)

The best mirror is an old friend.  (English proverb)

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.  (William James)

Be truthful, gentle and FEARLESS.  (Mahatma Gandhi)

Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.  (Oprah Winfrey)

When it’s dark look for stars.

Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do.  In fact, that’s good taste.  (Lucille Ball)

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.  (Andy Warhol)

People who love to eat are always the best people.  (Julia Child)

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.  (George Halas)

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.  (Willa Cather)

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.  (Adlai Stevenson)

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.  (George Burns)

Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.  (Henry James)

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.  (Aristotle)

Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.  (Coco Chanel)

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  (J. M. Barrie)

Do the best that you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.  (Sandra D O’Connor)

Light tomorrow with today.  (Elizabeth B. Browning)

Always look for the good in people.

Whatever you are, be a good one.  (William M. Thackeray)

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.  (George B. Shaw)

Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.  (George B. Shaw)

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. (Richard Evans)

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.  (Helen Keller)

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.  (John F. Kennedy)

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.  (Franz Kafka)

The good thing about growing old is that we do not lose the years that we have earned.

Take a moment to assess all you’ve accomplished this year.

CHEERS to a very happy, happy, happy, happy new year in 2018!






(Spring Liao, update 04/05/2017)