Oprah Winfrey

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace- a connection to what matters.
When you focus on the goodness in your life you create more of it.
Eating more consciously now feels like a way of being. I actually think about how my food got to my plate.
You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
The more thankful I became , the more my bounty increased. That's because - for sure - what you focus on expands. When you focus on the goodness in life, you create more of it.
There's really only two emotions that count, and that's love and that's fear. And in all of your movements through life, you're either moving in the direction of one or the other. In order to have a meaningful life, you have to choose love.
Every right decision I've ever made has come from my gut, and every wrong decision I've ever made was a result of me not listening.
I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn't, I'll create something else. I don't have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.
Step out of the history that is holding you back, Step into the new story you are willing to create.
Everything that happened to you can be used to strengthen you, if you allow it, if you're open to it.
You can't buy happiness, so why not grow your own? All you need is a piece of fertile ground (ypur beautiful mind) plus some hardy seeds of wisdom, creativity, and plain good sense.
I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the Spirit.
Shawn Achor While we might have different definitions of happiness, the triggers for happiness are similar worldwide. It’s a deep social connection. The breadth and depth and the meaning in our relationships is one of the greatest predictors of long-term levels of happiness we have. Some of the top researchers in positive psychology found that only 10 percent of our long-term levels of happiness are based upon the external world. Ninety percent of our long-term happiness is how the brain processes the world we find ourselves in.
What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become.
Don't back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for yourself builds self confidence and self esteem.
Getting sucked into other people’s ego dysfunction & darkness robs you of your own light.
Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth.
God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself, and your role on Earth is to attach yourself to that divine force and let yourself be released to it.
Books were my pass to personal freedom.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Do what you have to do, until you can do what you want to do.
Know what sparks the light in you so that you can illuminate the world.
One of the most important questions a woman can ask herself: What do I really want-and what is my spirit telling me is the best way to proceed?
You know, it takes a while to develop a voice. But once you have it, you damn sure better use it on stuff that matters.
The secret is authenticity. The reason people fail is because they’re pretending to be something they’re not.
I urge you to pursue preserving your personal history to allow your children and grandchildren to know who you were as a child and what your hopes and dreams were.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.