I invited you to complete the sentence, Happiness is … and I am so excited to share your response! Thank you so much for celebrating with me!
Happiness is friends, family, community.
My heart overflows with love to read your words and I am privileged to share them in this post. Each one of you is a wonderful writer and I love your blogs!
Over to you, now.
Happiness is …
A state of Mind. If one can control mind over matter, then Happiness is a Way of Life!! Aditi at makeitbeaYOUtiful
Like butterfly it will not come to you if you go catching it but it will land on you when You stop the chase and sit peacefully. Afshan at The Pensive
Happiness is that unconscious competence to just be happy..You dont need a reason! Apoorva at Where the mind is without fear
The little things that are often taken for granted…a healthy family, doing what I love, a good book, a fun home cooked meal, a glass of wine and a beautiful sunset. I also believe that Happiness is making the best of what you have and not looking for it somewhere else. Betsy The Zen Mama
Happiness is the capacity to forgive. Bharath Sethuraman
Finding inner peace and enjoying the love of family and friends. Cathy at Treatment Talk
Happiness is a healing heart. ♥ Carolyn Hughes at The Hurt Healer
Currently, happiness is being able to walk regularly for at least 5-6 days a week, thanks to the Indiblogeshwaris group! Chicky Kadambari at Mys-teerious
Enjoying the simple things in life. Christy Garrett at Uplifting Families
All it is cracked up to be. Claudya Unknown Mami
Happiness is a lazy Sunday afternoon – having a nice meal cooked by my husband and me and having our dog sprawled by our bed while we read and relax.Corinne Rodrigues at Everyday Gyaan
Happiness is getting to know yourself, and to like and love the person you are. Happiness comes easier when you know the beautiful soul inside your own body and choose to be with that person rather than wish to be in someone else’s shoes. It is a discovery process that happens only when you are open and willing to embracing whatever you find inside, and it helps to know that whatever it is, it is one of a kind, unique and a brilliant gift to this world. All your happiness comes from within. Farnoosh Brock at Prolific Living
Happiness is the courage to be real. I have found that I feel happiest when I am being myself. Even though it might feel difficult in the moment, the payoff I get in my sense of integrity and authenticity is more than worth it. Hannah at Becoming Who You Are
Bringing meaning and pleasure into our lives. When we live in accordance with our values, our passions and interests, our purpose and meaning, we live a life of well-being. We can experience hardships and still lead a rich and rewarding life filled with positive (and negative) emotions. Harriet Cabelly at Rebuild Life Now
Happiness is something that’s always around us. One needs to experience it and stop going after it. Jayashree at JaishWrites
A cup of tea in early morning sunshine in a just-watered garden. Jan Johnsen at Serenity in the garden
Noticing how my hand fits just perfectly in my sweetie’s. It’s watching our cats chase each other around the house. It’s looking into my dog’s wise eyes. It’s realizing that my inbox will never be empty and being okay with that. It’s fresh lemonade, crackers and guacamole, and a funny movie on a Saturday afternoon. It’s knowing that I’m right where I’m supposed to be exactly when I need to be there. Jodi Chapman at Soul Speaks
Knowing that each day is a fresh slate. What’s done is done. What remains to be done hasn’t yet happened. The only moment is now. And it’s living in the present, and being present every moment that is true happiness. Kaarina Dillabough ♥ Decide2Do
Happiness is the ability to look in the mirror and genuinely like who you see staring back. It is the byproduct of a life of gratitude, love and regular acts of kindness. Ken Wert at Meant to be happy
Happiness is gold sun melting upon my face when I only thought there was darkness. Kim Sisto Robinson at My Inner Chick
So many things. For today, it was a cool breeze. Laurie Matherne at Honduras Gumbo
Doing little things like they are the biggest things in the world. If you think little things do not matter on a bigger perspective, then your perspective always stays clouded, and happiness far away. So smile, tell someone what they mean to you, read a book, write a poem or just put all your love into a tight hug. I think that would bring someone even a moment of happiness, and a moment that is frown-less. Leo at I Rhyme without reason
My family. Nabanita Dhar at Random Thoughts
Deciding to be happy, no matter what. Happiness is always available. All we have to do is choose it. Paige Burkes at Simple Mindfulness
Happiness is when I see a smile on other person’s face when I say ‘thank you’ to him. Philip V Ariel at Philips.com
A state of mind which when left alone comes to us easier than when we pursue it. Happiness is that place where I am, because of which I smile. Happiness is also my family and friends and that feeling of being blessed with love. Pixie at My Take on Everything
Being with my lovely family. Happiness is spending some nice time over coffee with a bunch of friends, laughing and reminiscing with gentle banter. Happiness is sitting by my window watching rain fall silently and just gazing into it silently with multiple memories clouding my mind. Rachna Parmar at Rachna Says
Happiness is to see someone heal from their chronic pain. Ruchira at Abracadabra
Happiness is having such incredibly talented and passionate writers from all over the world join together to create a one-of-a-kind epic story driven by music! Sam of Samantha Redstreake Geary
Happiness is peace, love, compassion and wisdom. Sandra Pawula at Always Well Within
Happiness is fleeting and to be enjoyed in the moment. Sarah at Panic Away Book Review Dot Org
Knowing that you don’t have best of everything but making the best use of everything that comes your way. It is not something that you’d enjoy or achieve at the end of your goal or destination but at each and every step of the journey. Shilpa Garg at A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
Watching my sons polish the last morsel from their plates with great relish. Sridevi at Bhelpuri Unlimited
Me and you creating ripples of change in the world through love. Suzie Cheel at Love you, love your life
A loving hug. Suzy Que at Someday Somewhere
Happiness is my children’s laughter. Even when they’re laughing at me. Their laughter, even in the darkest of moments, is my light at the end of the tunnel. Vanita Cyril at The Strategic Mama
Happiness is PriceLESS. Thank God for Credit Cards during Sales. Vinita Bahl at BlogwatiG
The best state of one’s mind. For me it is a good bond with God, my parents and relatives, and good behaviour from my own side. Vidur Sury at Vidur Sury
Accepting myself and others for who we are. And another thought: Happiness is living without attachment or expectations. Vishnu at Vishnu’s Virtues
Happiness is such a great place to be!
Did you enjoy that?
I invite you to join The Happiness Movement on Facebook, a joyous initiative by my dear friend Ken Wert of Meant To Be Happy.
What is The Happiness Movement?
It is a Facebook page rapidly growing into a hub of happiness, a one-stop-shop for all things happy and a community forum focused on the cause of happiness. To borrow Ken’s words,
“I want the world, in fact, to be awash in happiness, lubricated at its squeaky points, warmed by its glow, changed by its substance.
Because happy people are healthier, better adjusted, more confident, more productive, friendlier, kinder, and more loving.”
Now who would want to say no to that? Read more about The Happiness Movement Launch
To join, all you have to do is “like” The Happiness Movement Facebook Page
Ah, just one more thing!
I am participating in the Tree of Life, Branching Out collaborative writing challenge.
Tree of Life: Branching Out is orchestrated by Samantha Redstreake Geary. It is a collaborative writing challenge, where creative minds meet epic movie music. Preselected guest writers representing all genres, from all across the globe, will contribute their own 150 word excerpt to a continuing story collectively written over the course of 26 days.
Each of the 26 writers will find inspiration in a featured composition from the motion picture music production house, audiomachine’s new TREE OF LIFE album. These clever masters of the craft will spin the story in whatever direction they choose, picking up where the previous writer left off, resulting in the ultimate collaborative tale.
Please visit Tree of Life: Branching Out – to read, comment and win prizes!
The challenge kicked off on July 15th and will run through August 9th. Please do check it out!
I am grateful for your presence here today.
I am linking up with UnknownMami ‘s Sundays In My City – We travel the world together!