What is Your Happiness Quotient?

HappinessIn our busy worlds we are moving from one task to another at warp speed trying to get all of our tasks done. But, if we do not stop to rest, relax and focus on the happiness in our lives, we may find our happiness quotient turning to chaos.



According to Dictionary.com  this is the definition for quotient:


  1. the result of the division of one number or quantity by another
  2. the integral part of the result of division

a ratio of two numbers or quantities to be divided
Word Origin and History for quotient

“number of times one quantity is contained in another,”

So, after I look at all of these definitions, I’m going to choose the last to write this post on.  How many number of times one quantity is contained in another.

So in your daily tasks, how many times are your choosing to be happy? How many times are you choosing gratitude in all things that come at you, whether good or bad, and finding a way to be thankful?  How many times during the day are you taking a moment to rest, and just smile at the life you’ve been given. How many number of times in the quantity of moments in your day is happiness contained, or how many times is your happiness quotient contained in another?

We were never promised an easy life, so we must take what we have, develop it, love it, and find a way to be happy with it.

Here are a couple of quotes to contemplate:

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be,”    Abraham Lincoln

“Happiness is purely internal. It is produced, not by objects, but by ideas, thoughts, and attitudes which can be developed and constructed by the individual’s own activities, irrespective of the environment.         -Dr. Matthew N. Chappell  (quotes taken from:  The new Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz)

When life hits us with unpleasant surprises, or stress and fatigue are zapping our energy, we must take this quote into account.

“Act, don’t react.”  – Tony Robbins

When we make our minds up to choose happiness, and gratefulness, when calamities come our way, then we have happiness to fall back on. That’s not to say you don’t have to deal with issues that come up, it’s just to say that we should focus more on the good.  Meditate on positive quotes and passages.  Take time throughout your day to rest.  Get out in nature and/or the sunshine and appreciate it. Guard yourself against the negative. Not every day will be easy. You may also feel that some of the above tactics won’t work for you. Examine the ones that do. Deal with daily issues and then…

Find the positive elements contained in each day to build upon, so that your happiness quotient will be divided well. 

Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

16 thoughts on “What is Your Happiness Quotient?”

  1. I do find life easy most of the time these days but I had to do a whole lot of work on my happiness quotient.

    I do worry though when my partner and son aren’t happy because of lifelong challenges they have to face, because of illness and disability. Sometimes there are no solutions.
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    1. Hi Sue, There are tough day for us all, and I do understand that illness makes things a whole lot tougher… but
      I’m sure they are grateful to have you around. It’s good that you can stay bright. 🙂 Thanks for commenting.

    1. Thanks Chery. I have to say, just from reading all of your posts… you are an optimist. That’s great to see.
      Thanks so much for commenting. I appreciate it so. Keep smiling. I know you will.

  2. Great post Brenda..

    Happiness is a state of mind and I agree with Abe Lincoln here. I think happiness is always present, but it’s the other stuff – the disappointments in life and so on that overshadows it shinning through. Once you let go of what keeps you from smiling, happiness will come through. There is no quota on happiness… in my opinion 🙂
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    1. Hi Lesly, I agree with and understand what you’re saying. We just have to keep being grateful
      for those awesome things and people in our lives. Thanks Lesly.

  3. Great subject Brenda. You explained the happiness quotient well. So what is happiness to me?
    In my daily tasks, I choose to be happy. It’s an attitude I have developed over many years. I was not always that way. I had a very dark past with depression. Now I simply have changed that by choosing gratitude in all things that come to me, whether good or bad. I find a way to be thankful every day. So that quote from Abe Lincoln is absolutely correct – for me.
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    1. Hi Kathryn, I’m so glad you shared that with me. Gratitude does wonders. I’ve also had bouts with depression. Not a fun place to be. May I say that Joy is what comes through from your now…so you’ve done well. Thanks so much for commenting

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