Ever since I stumbled upon www.goodreads.com, I’ve been happier.
It is a collection of some truly wonderful thoughts and ideas, expressed by great men and women from history as well as the modern age. Though the primary purpose of Goodreads is to help you choose fine books for your reading pleasure, I always turn to the ‘Explore’ button and press ‘quotes.’ And at the touch of a button, I am rewarded with words that make me smile, reflect, relax!
I like the selection of thoughts, the choice of font and the text size–many other quotations websites/pages seem to lack imagination; this, in its simplicity, is beautiful.
So, if you find yourself feeling dull, restless, or unhappy while sitting at your desk, open up a new tab and visit Goodreads. Gift yourself a few minutes of feel-good thoughts, and I’m sure you’ll feel better within minutes.
I’ve picked out a selection of my favourite quotations from Goodreads for you. Here they are:
8 Beautiful Thoughts on Happiness:
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer
“I am very happy
Because I have conquered myself
And not the world.
I am very happy
Because I have loved the world
And not myself.”
― Sri Chinmoy
“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
― Drew Barrymore
“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’”
― Marianne Williamson
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald