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  Studies show that the simple act of smiling can trick your brain into you are happy. This shows that happiness can be derived from the smallest things, whether it is the simple act of cracking a smile or a short walk around the neighbourhood.
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If you’re in a depressed mood or looking to always maintain a happy mood no matter the situation, here are 23 quotes to inspire you to adopt that lifestyle.
  1. “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper.
  2. “The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things…the trivial pleasure like cooking, one’s home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard.” – Barbara Pym.
  3. “Without water drops, there can be no oceans; without steps, there can be no stairs; without little things, there can be no big things!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan.
  4. “When you go through something…you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers.” – Grizz Chapman.
  5. “Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.” – Georges Bernanos.
  6. “God tests and proves us by the common occurrences of life.” – Ellen G. White.
  7. “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” – Matthew 25:21.
  8. “There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.” – Dwight L. Moody.
  9. “It is the little things which reveal the chapters of the heart”. – Ellen G. White.
  10. “Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.” – Humphry Davy.

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  1. “Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.”
  2. “It’s no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.” – Robert Duvall.
  3. “If you can see the little things and the small details around you as big things, you’re enlightened.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan.
  4. “Live life like it’s the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for.” – Robert Frost.
  5. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” –  John Wooden.
  6. “If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.” – William H. McRaven.
  7. “Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  8. “You got to start by doing little things if your quest is to take over the world.” – J. B. Smoove.
  9. “Only by being obsessed with little things do amazing things emerge.” – Andy Dunn.
  10.  “He who does not wish for little things does not deserve big things.” – Belgian Proverb.
  11. “If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.” – William H. McRaven.
  12. “If you do big things, they print your face and if you do little things, they print only your thumbs.” – Arthur Baer
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This article was first published on 30th March 2022


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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