165 Being Happy Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of being happy quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about finally being happy.

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The Most Famous Being Happy Quotes (Best in 2024)

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If you want to be happy, be. — Leo Tolstoy

Life is too short to be anything but happy. — Joe Rogan

I'm as happy as I can be-but I have been happier. — Ugo Ehiogu

I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be. — Janet Jackson

I'm just an all-around happy girl who loves everything about her life. — Missy Franklin

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. — William Ralph Inge

A lot of happiness is just being present. — Naval Ravikant

Happiness is activity. — Aristotle

By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy. — Jane Roberts

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. — Guillaume Apollinaire

Short Being Happy Quotes

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  • Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam
  • The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. — Audrey Hepburn
  • People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. — Abraham Lincoln
  • To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. — Albert Camus
  • I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter. — Paulo Coelho
  • The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln
  • Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. — John Lennon
  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Gautama Buddha
  • The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. — Voltaire
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts

Top 10 Being Happy Quotes

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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam

Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. — Bob Marley

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. — Audrey Hepburn

When everyone recognizes Jehovah's name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it. — Prince

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. — Abraham Lincoln

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Buddha

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. French translationMarcel Pagnol

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To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. — Albert Camus

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. — Marcel Proust

Being Happy Image Quotes

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Being happy quote by Albert Camus

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. — Albert Camus

Being happy quote by Paulo Coelho

I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter. — Paulo Coelho

Being happy quote by George Michael

Be good to yourself 'cause nobody else has the power to make you happy. — George Michael

Being happy quote by Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius

Being happy quote by A. A. Milne

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. — A. A. Milne

Being happy quote by Milton H. Erickson

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. — Milton H. Erickson

Being happy quote by William Wordsworth

Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth

Being happy quote by Anne Frank

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. — Anne Frank

Being happy quote by Ho Chi Minh

Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty. — Ho Chi Minh

Being happy quote by C. S. Lewis

Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose. — C. S. Lewis

Being happy quote by Jose Rizal

To be happy does not mean to indulge in foolishness! — Jose Rizal

Being happy quote by Tim Fargo

To be happy with someone else, you must first be happy with yourself. — Tim Fargo

Being happy quote by Warsan Shire

My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude. — Warsan Shire

Being happy quote by Scottish Proverbs

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. — Scottish Proverbs

Being happy quote by George Bernard Shaw

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. — George Bernard Shaw

Being happy quote by Robert Anthony

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. — Robert Anthony

Being happy quote by Ingvar Kamprad

Happiness is not reaching your goal. Happiness is being on the way. — Ingvar Kamprad

Being happy quote by Sam Berns

No matter your obstacles, live a happy life. — Sam Berns

Being happy quote by Albert Schweitzer

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

Being happy quote by Chinmayananda Saraswati

To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness. — Chinmayananda Saraswati

Being happy quote Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide
Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide when you're sad.

I Miss Being Happy Quotes

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I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. — Charles Dickens

Having more does not keep you from wanting more. And if you always want more - to be richer, more beautiful, more well known - you are missing the bigger picture, and I can tell you from experience, happiness will never come — Mitch Albom

When I feel that something I'm writing is going well, everything in my life is good and the things in my life that aren't good are completely manageable. If it's not going well, Miss America could be standing there in a swimsuit handing me a nobel price and I wouldn't be happy about it — Aaron Sorkin

Being happy quote Never regret anything that made you smile.
Never regret anything that made you smile.

It makes me happy that people recognise me and want to click pictures with me. But sometimes, I want to be a common person. I want to go to a coffee shop and just chill. I miss driving my car with the windows rolled down. — Sonam Kapoor

When loved ones die, people always say, “Don't be sad. I'm sure they would have wanted you to be happy.” I'm sure that's true. But let's be realistic here, people also want to be missed. It is every person's nightmare to leave the world behind as if they had never been there at all. — Esther Earl

I feel happy to be keeping a journal again. I've missed it, missed naming things as they appear, missed the half hour when I push all duties aside and savor the experience of being alive in this beautiful place. — May Sarton

Being happy quote The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

A part of me is missing when I can't ski, but I've learned there's more to define me and make me happy, like stand-up paddling and Jet Skiing - things I'd never done before. Or being with people I love and just enjoying life. — Lindsey Vonn

I'm playing the Great American Songbook - all the blue-sky, puffy-cloud classics. Music that's been missing. I want to be one of the people who ushers it back in. Long as I can do that, man, I'm happy. — Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Sometimes people have a wild past because they have an essentially wild nature, and that's how they plan to go through life. Sometimes such people settle into happy monogamy, and can be content there because they never have to wonder, "What did I miss?" — Emily Yoffe

Finally Being Happy Quotes

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The final and most important point about adaptation is really a crucial caveat: no organism is primarily adapted to be healthy, long-lived, happy, or to achieve many other goals for which people strive. — Daniel Lieberman

I'm the happiest I've been in a while.. So blessed and thankful for the future, for release and to finally be happy for those I loved. — Selena

I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be. — Nicholas Sparks

Being happy quote Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. — Soren Kierkegaard

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. — Charles W. Eliot

Our relationship finally ended when he took to waking me up in the wee hours o the morning when he would go surfing. He thought it might be fun to have me come watch. "Fun for who?" I wanted to ask. i had never asked him to come to Happy Hour and watch me drink. — Chelsea Handler

Being happy quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

The demand of the loveless and the self-imprisoned that they should be allowed to blackmail the universe: that till they consent to be happy (on their own terms) no one else shall taste joy: that theirs should be the final power; that Hell should be able to veto Heaven. — C. S. Lewis

The final phone call that said we're going to be picked up again was just a miracle. We've overcome the impossible and we're still pushing forward. I know John is smiling and so happy that he gets to watch us on TV. — Kaley Cuoco

It may be that true happiness lies in the conviction that one has irremediably lost happiness. Then we can begin to move through life without hope or fear, capable of finally enjoying all the small pleasures, which are the most lasting. — Maria Luisa Bombal

Are you always trying to get somewhere other than where you are so that you can finally be happy? The truth is that all unhappiness is caused by denial of the present. — Robert Anthony

Just Being Happy Quotes

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I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. — Groucho Marx

Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. — Ariana Grande

My main goal in life is to just be happy. I don't compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy I'm going to do that. That's really going with the flow of life. As far as like the mainstream stuff, if my destiny takes me there and I end up going that route, then that's fine. — Jhene Aiko

Being happy quote How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Not everyone will be happy when you begin to better yourself. Those who are for you will not just celebrate in your triumphs, but they will also pray with you through your tribulations. — T. D. Jakes

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. — Confucius

You don't need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. — Wiz Khalifa

Being happy quote Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.

When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy. — Hafez

Smile doesn't mean that someone is happy. Sometimes it just means that you're strong. — Zayn Malik

The average person is either a weakling, or just a happy person who wants to get along, or thinks being tough is having big muscles and strutting around town and having a good-looking girlfriend. — Alex Jones

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Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. — A. A. Milne

Not Being Happy Quotes

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Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. — Ralph Marston

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. — George Orwell

Being happy quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. — Mother Teresa

I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now — Willie Nelson

You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness. — Julia Roberts

Being happy quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

Happiness and suffering do not depend on being poor or rich, they depend on having the right or wrong understanding in our mind. — Ajahn Chah

The happiness promised us in Christ does not consist in outward advantages-such as leading a joyous and peaceful life, having rich possessions, being safe from all harm, and abounding with delights such as the flesh commonly longs after. No, our happiness belongs to the heavenly life! — John Calvin

The Happiest people DO NOT necessarily have the BEST THINGS. They simply APPRECIATE the things they have. — Warren Buffett

Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Keep Being Happy Quotes

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One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. — Dick Gregory

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. — Norman Vincent Peale

The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by. — Gautama Buddha

Being happy quote Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and
Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. — Zig Ziglar

Don't you quit. You keep walking, you keep trying, there is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon. Some come late. Some don't come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be alright in the end. Trust God and believe in Good Things to Come. — Jeffrey R. Holland

Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain. — George Carlin

Being happy quote Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Remember: Life is short, break the rules — James Dean

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. — Jim Rohn

I don't believe we shall ever again have any form of society in which men will be free. One should not hope for it. One should not hope for anything. Hope is invented by politicians to keep the electorate happy. — Pier Paolo Pasolini

We're a new generation of people. We need to be happy. We need to love each other. We need to accept each other for who we are and stop judging each other. Live life and love. Stop judging just to keep yourself secure. Look deeper. There's always something deeper than what it is. — Lil B

Moving On And Being Happy Quotes

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Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. — Helen Keller

Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on. — Carrie Underwood

You will never be able to find happiness if you stay attached to the wrong person and don't move on. — Taylor Swift

Everyone happens for a reason, learn it and move on. Don't be bitter about what happened, be happy about what will — Zayn Malik

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. — Gerald Jampolsky

It's important to recognize your own self-destructive behavior and be honest about it. You're only hurting yourself or losing out on your truth and happiness. I'm not afraid to face my own personal stuff. It's so important to dig it up and figure it out and move on. — Christina Aguilera

Things are going downhill with you!' he said to himself, and laughed about it, and as he was saying it, he happened to glance at the river, and he also saw the river going downhill, always moving on downhill, and singing and being happy through it all. — Hermann Hesse

Churches may decay and perish; riches may make themselves wings and fly away-but he who builds their happiness on Christ crucified and union with Him by faith, that person is standing on a foundation which shall never be moved, and will know something of true peace. — J. C. Ryle

I think wars, climate change, all that stuff is going to move people. And so I wanted to say, "What if the migration apocalypse occurs and it isn't an apocalypse at all?" Maybe we will still find ways to be happy and for our children and grandchildren to thrive and the world to move on. — Mohsin Hamid

Sometimes, directors are afraid to stop shooting, because the second you stop and say, "We got it," and move on, you'll never get another chance. And they're terrified to get in the cutting room and not be happy. So they just keep shooting. — William H. Macy

The Secret Of Being Happy Quotes

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. — William Penn

Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. — Herman Cain

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. — James M. Barrie

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. — Carl Sandburg

The real secret of happiness is simply this: to be willing to live and let live, and to know very clearly in one's own mind that the unpardonable sin is to be an unpleasant person. — Galen Starr Ross

The secret of health for both mind and body is...live the present moment wisely and earnestly. — Gautama Buddha

That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery. That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty. — Diane von Furstenberg

No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Focus On Being Happy Quotes

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If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. — Roy T. Bennett

We focus on the best, fun, and happy things, and people want that. Being happy never goes out of style. — Lilly Pulitzer

In every single moment, we have the choice to be happy or not. No matter what is going on, we can choose to focus on what is right, what is good and whole in ourselves and our lives, and what options we have in any given situation. In other words, we can choose to be happy no matter what. — M. J. Ryan

No matter what's happening, choose to be happy. Don't focus on what's wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things. — Joel Osteen

I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you're really setting yourself up for disappointment. — Michael Bolton

What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life. — Oprah Winfrey

We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy. — Ellen DeGeneres

Expect the best; convert problems into opportunities; be dissatisfied with the status quo; focus on where you want to go, instead of where you're coming from; and most importantly, decide to be happy, knowing it's an attitude, a habit gained from daily practice, and not a result or payoff. — Denis Waitley

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. — Bo Bennett

I have kids. Unbeknownst to them, they are quick to snap me back to reality when I start feeling the pressure of being an athlete! It's a breath of fresh air to have two people to focus on; their happiness erases all the pressures I have on myself. — Amanda Beard

Being Happy With Life Quotes

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Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much. — William D. Hoard

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. — Dalai Lama

When children are allowed to help make family decisions, they tend to be much more supportive and happier with family life. Also when allowed to help make rules, they will follow them much closer than if rules are forced on them. All these add up to a happier home for all. — Sayings

Man up and settle down. The sooner a man can gain control, identify his wife, and be faithful to her, the more successful, and happy you will be in life. Being with one woman in a faithful relationship will cause you to be the happiest version of yourself. — Tony Gaskins

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set your own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. — Earl Nightingale

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. — Foster C. Mcclellan

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. — Ernest Hemingway

The greatest difficulty we have faced is the neocolonial way of thinking that exists in this country. We were colonized by a country, France, that left us with certain habits. For us, being successful in life, being happy, meant trying to live as they do in France, like the richest of the French. — Thomas Sankara

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. — Golda Meir

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More Being Happy Quotes

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Being happy quote by Ellen DeGeneres

I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon. — Ellen DeGeneres

Being happy quote by Esther Hicks

The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness — Esther Hicks

Being happy quote by William P. Young

The soul is healed by being with children. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky — William P. Young

Being happy quote by Jim Rohn

Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. — Jim Rohn

Being happy quote by Walter Benjamin

To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright. — Walter Benjamin

Being happy quote by Nicholas Sparks

I want you to be.... happy. — Nicholas Sparks

Being happy quote by Marilyn Monroe

If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty. — Marilyn Monroe

Being happy quote by Audrey Hepburn

Laughing is the best calorie burner. — Audrey Hepburn

Being happy quote by Douglas Malloch

You have to believe in happiness, or happiness never comes. — Douglas Malloch

Being happy quote by Taylor Swift

You are the best thing that's ever been mine. — Taylor Swift

Being happy quote by Gautama Buddha

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. — Gautama Buddha

Being happy quote by Anna Pavlova

The right to happiness is fundamental. — Anna Pavlova

Being happy quote by Earl Nightingale

Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. — Earl Nightingale

Being happy quote by Jaggi Vasudev

The only reason why you are unhappy is because you are trying to be happy. — Jaggi Vasudev

Being happy quote by Cynthia Ozick

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

Being happy quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Being happy quote by Jim Rohn

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. — Jim Rohn

Being happy quote by Baruch Spinoza

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness. — Baruch Spinoza

Being happy quote by Suzanne Collins

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor. — Suzanne Collins

Being happy quote by Jim Rohn

You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life. — Jim Rohn

Being happy quote by Shantideva

All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. — Shantideva

Being happy quote by Swami Satchidananda

Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others. — Swami Satchidananda

Being happy quote by Kiana Tom

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones. — Kiana Tom

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