Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Happiness Galore

         Happiness to me is like a tequilla shot - hits you instantly and gives you a fiery pleasure.It is effervescent and ranges from contentment to intense joy. Barbara de Angelis says - 'No one is in control of your happiness but you. Therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change'. Do things that make you happy and bring out the best in you. Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you - said Nathaniel Hawthorne.
         Happiness to me is meeting an old friend, talking endlessly and catching up on all the years, or spending a relaxed day with family at home and simply lazying around with dishevelled hair, or listening to my favourite songs and humming along. I feel happy when I watch the raindrops falling on my window. Its so beautiful to sit and admire the rain from my verandah sipping a cup of hot tea. Its sheer happiness to go on a long drive when its raining and then to stop over at a roadside dhaba and again sip tea with the rain drops trickling in through the roof of the dhaba. Happiness usually comes through small little things. It comes when joy is at its peak and it tickles the pleasure. There is a little connection between happiness and pleasure - sometimes one evokes the other. I think pleasure has got to do with the senses, where as happiness is independent of them.
         Take a simple example of smoking - you may smoke, because it gives you pleasure. But it surely does not make you happier. There is an endless race to achieve happiness. Lucky are the people who can experience this feeling. Happiness is all around us. But people are afraid to experience it at times as they believe that happiness is always followed by unhappiness. Change is the law of nature and whenever there is a change we experience some unhappiness. So to avoid disappointment in the form of unhappiness we must be little detached from materialistic comforts. To experience happiness, which is inherent to our souls, we must make our mind calm and relaxed. Happiness is always within us - only that it is covered and  hidden. Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don't find happiness, you make happiness. So be happy and spread happiness.
         Just ask yourself - Am I happy? If not, then what do I need to do to be happy.

.        Take a happiness test here.  http://stress.about.com/library/happiness/bl_happiness_quiz.htm

13 comments:

  1. Congrats Dear on launching your Blog. Happiness is infectious. But this is one infection which no one minds. In fact, we love such an infection. Happy Blogging.

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  2. nice words and best examples!!!...want more!!!!

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  3. Nice..now that makes me wonder..what makes me happy ????Pretty much the same stuff...add to that "water"..yeps..If there is one thing that thrills me, calms me, pleasures me and gives me endless joy and happiness..it is ..looking at flowing water....river, ocean ,sea...lake...

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  4. hi di...congrats on starting your own blog...n that surely is a new start to happiness...happiness to me is being at peace with myself...we cant seek happiness in objects n people but in small things that we do for ourself n others ...to witness a smile is very satisfying but it gives me immense happiness when the reason behind it is ME...i am happy when the sky turns grey with dark clouds...i am happy when someone calls me when i least expect it...i am happy when i hear good music...i am happy when i am with good people...i am happy coz i have two wonderful sis in laws....so my happiness has no bounds...i am simply happy .....great going till now...wish you all the happiness from a very happy heart...keep smiling...

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  5. Very well said Happiness is around us. God gives us chance in life to feel or know about it, if we skip it then we are unable to find happiness.
    all the best keep writing more. You will soon find a blog on How yoga helps to tackle the corporate world.

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  6. hi bua
    congrts for d new blog
    itz so well writtn : )

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  7. thanks a lot rakeshpatial, happiness is always within us....we only need to peep in ...Wish you all the bestfor your blog.

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  8. thank you everyone for the encouragement, its wonderful having such lovely people around.

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  9. hey thats a nice article
    u got a flair 4 writting!!
    keep it up

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  10. thanx a lot sonya, need encouragement and suggestions from friends .

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  11. Great piece of work Di. its a very happy blog 'indeed'.
    u r right in saying that happiness cannot be mixed with pleasure. these two emotions are completely different.For me happiness is when I give someone a reason to smile and I get great pleasure in eating a brownie soaked in choco syrup. while happiness is eternal pleasure is momentary. But one thing is for sure...u can never regret 'being happy' but u MAY repent getting pleasure....

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  12. thanks a lot Deepa. I simply loved what you have written. Happiness is like a perfume ,you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. So stay HAPPY ans spread HAPPINESS.

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