Happy Instagram Captions and Quotes Perfect for Your Next Joy-Filled Post

Life is a mixed bag of ups and downs, but if you ask anyone, they are going to light up when you ask them about some of their happiest moments or days. For some people, happiness comes in the simple form of a spicy margarita at the end of a long week because Friday is worth celebrating. Little gifts from a friend, a smile across the room, or a weekend cuddle sesh with the family (including all the pets!)—joy can be found in many simple ways. And why not document them, right? Sure, social media is filled to the brim with epic milestones, flashy parties, idealistic influencers, and perfectly reno'd farmhouses, but why not start the trend of capturing the happy moments throughout the next year, however small or simple.

And to help you out, we've pulled together a starter list of easily customizable social captions you can use to showcase the glimmers of happiness in your life. Whether you are emerging from a tough season, met a significant milestone or goal, or are discovering how to say yes to yourself more, we've got you covered on the 'gram. And if you're looking for more ways to express your gratitude online, check out our list of gratitude quotes from some of culture's most inspirational people.

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Happiness Quotes about Living in the Moment

  • I don’t believe in a happy ending. I believe in happy now.

  • Be happy for this moment. This moment is life.

  • “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

  • Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The grass is always greener where you water it.

  • Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

  • Happiness is a warm puppy.

  • Happiness is being married to your best friend.

  • Happiness comes in waves!

  • Life is so much better when you’re laughing.

  • Happiness is found in contentment.

  • All that I have right now is more than I could have ever dreamed.

  • Remembering when everything I have now was just a dream.

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Quotes about the Recipe for Happiness

  • We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

  • Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

  • There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it.

  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

  • There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path.

  • Believe. Do. Repeat.

  • Some pursue happiness, others create it.

  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

  • Just make sure to love life.

  • Happiness is realizing that all I have now is enough.

  • Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.

  • This is me, enjoying life… minding my own business.

  • A cup of coffee. A cozy place. A good book. Pure happiness.

  • I can't wipe off the smile you gave me.

  • Keeping my eyes open to see beauty hiding in plain sight.

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Happiness Quotes about Self Love

  • Today I choose life, I choose happiness.

  • By loving yourself, you’re going to be a happy person. A lot of people don’t like themselves for whatever reason.

  • Proud of myself. I did it!!

  • I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.

  • Take time to do what makes your soul happy.

  • Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself with other people.

  • You might feel worthless to one person, but you are priceless to another. Don’t ever forget your value.

  • Eat healthily. Sleep well. Breathe deeply. Enjoy life.

  • I finally see myself and I like what I see!

  • Be yourself today. You look beautiful like that.

  • God is really creative, I mean… Just look at me.

  • My time is now.

  • Today is my day!

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Happiness Quotes about Letting Go

  • Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

  • Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

  • Better Things Are Coming.

  • Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind.

  • The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.

  • Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

  • You can't see the road ahead; if you're constantly looking at the one behind you.

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