Can you finish the sentence, “Happiness is…”?

  1. “Serving others joyfully”

As a species we have evolved to experience Joy when we serve others anonymously!

In this generous universe, we also get back more anti-life things than we send out. If we keep that up we will be destroyed.

Being a non-loving human has a terrible Karma and most humans reject that concept because they insist in doing anti-life ‘things’ and yet want pro-life rewards like Love to come their way! Oops!

Said another way: “You get what you are; not what you ask for!” BE Love; get Love!

Serve and be Joy-filled!

“Serving others joyfully”

As a species we have evolved to experience Joy when we serve others anonymously!

In this generous universe, we also get back more anti-life things than we send out. If we keep that up we will be destroyed.

Being a non-loving human has a terrible Karma and most humans reject that concept because they insist in doing anti-life ‘things’ and yet want pro-life rewards like Love to come their way! Oops!

Said another way: “You get what you are; not what you ask for!” BE Love; get Love!

Serve and be Joy-filled!

2.

Happiness is distinct from pleasure.

Pleasure is fleeting. Happiness lasts.

Pleasure is all the good little things in life that bring a smile to your face. Maybe even a tear to your eye.

Happiness and pleasure may be different but you can have both at the same time. Pleasure is usually more readily available.

Happiness is a state of mind and a way of thinking, being, and living. It seems to be the default setting for a lucky few. It seems to me that happiness is borne, curiously, out of either ignorance or wisdom. Those in between seem to struggle the most with finding that elusive balance between their yesterdays and their tomorrows. There are people, though, who choose to keep their mind on the good of the here and now and don’t allow themselves to be bogged down by the pains of yesterday or frets about tomorrow. There are also those who don’t understand why you would think about the pain and frets in the first place. They cannot fathom it. Perhaps ignorance really is bliss.

Happiness is knowing what you can change and what you cannot change and being comfortable with it.

Happiness is gratitude, peace, mental health, kindness, and acceptance.

Happiness is freedom from insecurity and fear and regret and judgment.

Happiness is a calm embrace of life as it is, not as you might have wished it to be.

3.

Can’t really say what happiness is to others, people have their own perspectives towards happiness, and it could get unbelievably weird or wrong/sadistic, let’s not go there. With all that being said,

  • John loves to study and work towards his goals, for him seeking knowledge about everything is synonymous to happiness, here happiness is working towards your goals, could be anything and here specifically seeking knowledge/studying.
  • Carter loves to have his breakfast, lunch, supper and dinner with family and what makes it beautiful is that the meal is prepared at home, here happiness is having to spend quality time with your family members.
  • Sam is a kind and loving person, he has a positive attribute of being kind humble and generous to people, it makes him smile, gives him Goosebumps, it makes his day, so he won’t miss any opportunity where people smile or feel relieved because of him, any kind of help and he is always there, here Happiness is being a good egg/being Sam.
  • Dean comforts his wife, understands her, consoles her, and is always there for her, even in his/her/their worst times he jokes around acts goofy plays with her just to make her smile or laugh, and before they go to bed, it’s always certain that she sleeps close to him, cuddling, on his hand palm, because why not, he wants the day to end with everything pleasant, especially her smile is all that is needed, here Happiness is making your family member happy, especially your spouse, since usually their smile is all that makes your day.
  • Some people are hurt emotionally, mentally, and yet they opt to forgive those who have hurt them, because that’s how they seek happiness and sometimes when you forgive people, probably, chances are that someday they might be the reason of your happiness too. Here happiness is to be merciful to others.
  • When you receive a call or text from the person you really care about, no matter how busy that person is, they make time for you in the whole 24 hours period, no matter how emotionally broken/depressed that person is, no matter how tired they are, they will always message you even if it’s for a couple of minutes, because they believe and know that no matter how dull their day was, messaging you or calling you could change that and make their day pleasant, and it also makes the receiver of the call/text happy because it’s unexpected and something sweet and lovely. Here happiness is to experience something unexpectedly sweet and loving, and to seek comfort in contacting someone you really love or care about.
  • No matter what happens, I love to be close to Allah, worshiping him, having faith in him, praying, and asking him for anything, I know that He is always there, all knowing, hearing and seeing, and He also knows what’s in my heart, I also seek forgiveness in my prayers from Allah acknowledging that he definitely will forgive me, because He is the most merciful, and his mercy overcomes his wrath. I also try to follow what my religion teaches me, being humane, kind, generous etc. Here Happiness is finding comfort/peace in being, and acting on anything that pleases Allah ( Obviously what media and Islam phoebes portray Islam as, is certainly vague and should be ignored )
  • Happiness is to ignore and stay single on Valentine’s Day and be productive the whole day instead of being depressed, lonely and wishing for a Cinderella to leave her sandals outside your abode, stop daydreaming to be someone’s prince charming. (except for the married couples) To survive the day, all we need is, a reason to feel happy, if there isn’t one, then make one.
  • Happiness is to lose that stubborn fat that makes you look like Doraemon/Kung Fu Panda/Winnie the Pooh, the feeling of successfully reducing the fat percentage of your body is just overwhelming, because the clothes and mirrors become your friend instead of an enemy of your mood.
  • Oh and happiness also is to see that your refrigerator isn’t empty on the things you adore consuming or to find the right thing to eat when you have mood swings or are low on mental and emotional energy, whenever you make a visit to kitchen.

To summarize it, anything that ignites a smile on your face, gives you Goosebumps, makes you feel good, enhances your jolly mood and makes your day is what makes us happy. You find comfort in doing that, and there is a peaceful atmosphere around you every time that particular thing happens.

I apologize I could not finish describing happiness in a sentence since I prefer/like to elaborate things.

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