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Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in At TMV, Society | 1 comment

H Is For Happy

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

Today we find ourselves at the letter H. As with previous days I found myself considering a number of options. At one point I was going to try for Haiku but decided that would be a bit too ambitious given my work schedule. In fact today’s post will be a bit on the short side, but I hope no less insightful or entertaining.

In the end I decided to settle on something that should be simple but is often made complex…. being Happy.

Happiness is one of those things we all strive for and yet so many of us fail to find it.

Too often we see stories about people who work their entire lives to try and find happiness in work, money, fame, etc and yet they end up feeling empty.

On the other end we frequently see the simplest person, one with the most basic of lives and  yet they are completely content.

And of course the reverse is sometimes true as well. Hard working people can be happy and simple ones can be unhappy. It’s all a matter of what works for you.

Or as some wiser minds than I would say

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

Abraham Lincoln

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Which brings me to my question in this post.

What makes you happy ?

Is it something as simple as a beautiful sunset or is it the satisfactory of a good days work ?

Is it the company of many or the solitude of reflection ?

Please chime in folks, what makes you happy ?

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  • The_Ohioan

    I’m happiest when it’s time to go to bed; a snack, a good book, and a good sleep do it for me.

    As far as happiness in general, I’ve kept this quote in my pocket for years.

    “If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.”
    ?Charles de Montesquieu

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