Happiness is:

~ holding a newborn baby in your arms

~ finally getting to sleep in your own bed after being away from home for a period of time

~ getting a well-deserved compliment or even a raise at work from your boss

~ being able to help others overcome something

~ overcoming your own challenges and/or reaching your goals

~ getting away from all of the stress in life and going to your special, happy place

~ watching my favorite teams win

~ anything that has chocolate in it 😉

~ a nice glass of wine

~ relaxing with a good book, at the beach, listening to the waves crash along the shore

~ a bright, sunshiny day, with a cool breeze

~ watching someone finally get it (whether it’s a baby learning to crawl/walk, an adult figuring out how to put something back together again, etc.)

~ being able to spend time with loved ones

~ fireworks on a cloudless night

~ getting cozy by the fireplace on a cold, rainy night

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” (Aristotle)

“Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.” (John Templeton)

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.” (Rabbi Hyman Schachtel)

“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” (Allan K. Chalmers)


What does happiness mean to you?

This post is part of a month-long series, A-Z, that I am participating in for the month of April.  You can learn more about it by clicking on the link over on the right sidebar.


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