I love this man…and he makes me happy!

What is happiness?

I like this quote on happiness by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ellen Kenner:

“Happiness is a long-lasting enduring enjoyment of life, it is being in love with living.”

I feel being “in love with living” is seeing the beauty and wonderment that is all around us at any given time.  That is MY being “in love with life.”   Part of being” in love with living” to me is accepting that everyone has a different “love with life.”

Happiness is the easiest emotion to feel, the most difficult to define, and the hardest to create intentionally. ~Norman Cousins

People put their definitions of happiness on other people all the time.  Living up to other people’s expectation or desires will never be YOUR or THEIR happiness.

If happiness is standing on street corner saying “Happy happy happy.” all day long, then so be it.

From Hey Hey Labor Day 2011

If happiness is taking pictures and blogging them, then so be it.

From Die’s Visit to the Country!

If dancing with friends, sucking on lollipops and smelling flowers makes you happy, then so be it!  

From Time with Our Sobrinos in Sac-Town

If happiness is volunteering, then so be it.

From Turner’s Grad Weeknd Extravaganza

If doing unexpected things for co-workers to make them happy makes you happy, then so be it.

From Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Little Italy, NYC

If happiness is learning to golf, then so be it.

From Corn Couple Contest

If happiness is researching your genealogy, then so be it.

From 2010_05_29

If happiness is n afternoon spent taking a nap with your partner, then so be it.

From Key West – Facebook

If happiness is helping others, then so be it.

From Alegria

If happiness is staying at home to raise your child, then so be it.

From My Favorite Photos of My Boys

If happiness is getting a job, then so be it.

From My Favorite Photos of My Boys

If happiness is wanting to see friends in person, then so be it.

From Surfing Day – San Juan del Sur – Nic Trio – June 90

If happiness is floating in perfect watery wonderfulness (aka your own pool), then so be it.

From Selin – March09
From The SF Conservatory of Flowers

If happiness is writing about  “What is happiness”, then so be it.

From Panama – Bocas del Toro – March 2009

I think you get my point and I will leave you with this:

Happiness does not consist in having what you want, but in wanting what you have.  ~Confucius

I am happy that you are happy, now go on with your happy self!  

PS…the photos in this blog make ME happy.


~ by My Gnome Little World on September 26, 2011.

4 Responses to “HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!”

  1. Lovely Dawn!! Your post made me happy!

  2. Thanks for bringing a little happiness to my day. Thanks Sunshine!!

    • Had to approve your comment…funny since you ARE the first have of HenderBalz! ;o) Thanks for getting me one hit closer to my goal this month….and all time high….for me and this blog.

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