Happiness is.... Lifestyle

  • View author's info Author posted on Aug 26, 2005 06:55

    Hello, I am new to this site (as of yesterday) and was looking around the forums. I found it interesting that there was a dedicated category listing to happiness. So I decided to post some thoughts on the subject...

    Happiness is...

    long walks, wherever they might be.

    stopping long enough to observe the orange, pink and blue of an amazing sunset.

    the sound of good humored laughter around the dinner table.

    the crackling of a warm fire on a cold winter night.

    the smell of delicious food or drink permeating the air.

    getting lost in your favorite song for just those few seconds.

    the thrill of a roller coaster ride, a frightening movie or a haunting novel.

    a smile greeting you as your eyes open to meet the new day.

    not wanting to be anywhere other than where you are in that moment.

    Those are but a few I can think of... can you add to them?
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  • View author's info posted on Oct 02, 2005 23:36

    Wonderful posts ladies....my sentiments exactly Heart to Heart
    Who can have more blessings than we do.
    I still marvel every day at my good fortune....
    love and blessing on all of you wonderful ladies....keep up the positive affirmations and posts!
  • View author's info posted on Sep 30, 2005 19:51

    A proverb for everyone Enjoy!!

    "Men's happiness in life is the result of man's own efforts..."Ch'en Tu-Hsiu 1918

    Happiness is a choice not a destination.


    TM :)
  • View author's info posted on Aug 30, 2005 17:25


    I do understand what you are trying to say. I totally believe that perception is reality. That very much sounds like owning happiness to me. :)

    Thank you for your response, I've enjoyed reading the postings.

  • View author's info posted on Aug 30, 2005 17:23

    Thank you for the welcome, I've enjoyed reading some posts so far. Those are all wonderful and it's amazing to think of how the little things bring so much joy to our lives.

    We only have to stop long enough to think about them. All too often we are too busy or sidetracked to notice.

    Thank you for your reply.
  • View author's info posted on Aug 29, 2005 05:49

    Thanks for the kind welcome!! I am enjoying this site very much. I have never done anything like this before and I am having a blast!! Take care.
  • View author's info posted on Aug 29, 2005 04:29

    Hi Lovn,

    Your 'Happy Zone' seems to be working..you look radiant.A warm welcome to MM hope you enjoy the forum it's great fun..
  • View author's info posted on Aug 28, 2005 15:42

    I am new to this site and just had to respond to this topic. For me being happy is how I choose to live my life. Happiness for me starts from within. Life is hard and we have all lived through out fair share of hard times, I am sure, but for me, happiness is something that I own. I am not sure if this is making any sense it's hard to put into words. All I can say is that happiness is hard to find if I am looking on the outside therefore I have found that if I take good care of myself, do things for myself that bring me joy and go out of my way to be kind to others, I stay in a "happy zone"!!

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  • View author's info posted on Aug 28, 2005 12:01

    Amaiya Hi,
    A very warm welcome to MM, I hope you enjoy the forum and have a lot of fun meeting all the wonderful people here.I'd love to add a few 'Happiness is 'to your list..

    The sound of waves crashing on the seashore.

    The sound of Seagulls near the ocean.

    To see the dew on a spiders web finely woven amongst leaves..in autumn when the berries are red.

    To have my face cupped in the hands of the one I love.

    When a baby closes it's hand around your finger.

    The sound of children laughing whilst playing.

    To see your dog come bounding towards you when you've been away for a while..or to run back to you when you call it's name.

    To see your child do the same.

    To climb into a bed with fresh lovely scented clean linen on it mmmmm.

    To share uncontrollable laughter with the one you love.

    The smell of baking / food cooking.

    Being kissed on the back of my neck and shoulders..

    Kindness from a stranger.

    The list is endless.. looking back at my list so far I just realised that most of the things that make me happy cost absolutely NOTHING..
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