What is happiness?
Happiness is a very subjective matter, what it means to each of us will vary. When you have a mental health condition sometimes it is hard to see the moments of happiness as the constant whirlwind of lows and negative emotions can blind you to the good things in life. When every day is a challenge just to make it though alive happiness can become something you only dream of, but even when life is hell those moments – however brief they may be still occur, and we must try to hold on to them, as they can help us make it through!
So, what is happiness? Let’s start with a song…
As the song says,
Happy talky, talky happy talk,
talk about things you like to do,
you got to have a dream,
if you don’t have a dream ,
how you gonna have a dream come true?
I used to love this song when I was little, it was the main reason I had ‘dreams’ of what I wanted to do, what I would like to do and all the hopes and aspirations for the future – why? because I believed what the song says – if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true? 🙂
Okay, but what is the definition of Happiness?
“Characterized by good luck; fortunate. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy.”
“Happiness, the greatest gift that I possess. Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect; it just means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.”
- My shows – Bones, House, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Dexter
- Nights out
- Getting the hot tub
- Trip to Stonehenge
- Old friends being ‘there’ for me
- Meeting Russell Tovey at the Memorabilia Show 🙂
- Getting engaged to C
- Norway Cruise
- Blogging – my own and guesting, especially for Mind
- London Film and Comic Con (LFCC)
- Meeting Corey Feldman at LFCC
- Theatre trips
- learning to play Pool and being on the Pool team
- Butlins holidays
- PGL Holiday
- Making new friends online and IRL
- The growth in popularity of my blog
- My new OU courses – getting back to studying after a break!
- The vagina monologues
- My Birthday jewellery set
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude ~ Denis Waitley
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for ~ Allan K.Chalmers
Happiness – we all have the key, some of us just find it hard to find the lock in the dark… ~ Sharon Howard