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What Are Your Thoughts On Happiness?

happinessWhat is happiness? Does happiness find us, or do we find happiness?

Here are some of responses to the question, “What is happiness?”

Happiness is:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • The feeling of accomplishing your goals.
  • Not having to answer to anyone else
  • Spending a day fishing with my dad
  • Eating home made apple pie on a summer’s day
  • Enjoying what you have and not worrying about what you don’t have

What is happiness to you? Please post your definition of happiness below. Help me build a huge list of what true happiness is for the world to see.

3 Responses to “What Are Your Thoughts On Happiness?”

  1. For me happiness is being in the center of God’s will for my life. That includes Parkinson’s disease. I can see how God has helped me grow as a person and grow closer to Him. I believe God has used me to help others through the help He IS giving me. I am learning more everyday. These verses help me understand that and have become very special to me after Parkinson’s: 2Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

  2. Connie Ray says:

    I have been changing my way of thinking about happiness for a year now. After reading many books, I have discovered that living in the moment is the way to be happy. And, Richard’s thoughts on choosing happiness are so true for me. I know now that I can choose happiness by letting go of expectations, letting go of controlling tendencies, letting go of wanting material things, and most of all quit expecting other people to be responsible for my happiness.

    When my granddaughter visits, I am the happiest grandma in the world. These are my happy moments because I choose happiness. If I looked ahead thinking about all the mess she is creating and let my thoughts run to all the work I will have to do when she leaves, then I spoil the happy moments. For me, I’ve learned sometimes I have to remember happiness will find me if I let go and “Let It Be”.

  3. Amy says:

    Loving and being loved.