Happiness and being happy is defined as different from person to person as the weather each day. To some it´s too warm, to some too windy…. there´s no such thing than the ultimate formula that fits all. That´s the exciting part of life, isn´t it?! To shape it the way you want it and enjoy it the most.
For the last post of this Happy Week experience I´d asked a few people what happiness means to them and what are those little things that make them feel happy and full in their lives.
“I feel happy and safe when I am with my husband on the couch drinking tea on weeknights. It´s the little things like he´s checking my cold feet and eventually gets up to get an extra pair.”
“Yesterday I found this Miles Davis record at a flea market which reminded me of a really great time in my youth which I spent with one of my oldest friends. I bought it and listened to it as soon as I got home. Needless to say, I called her and we chatted the night away. I don´t believe in a pure coincidence, so that made me extremely happy.”
“Watching ´my´ kids taking the world by storm. Everything is exciting for them, they learn something new almost every minute a day. There´s nothing that makes me happier than knowing they´re happy and healthy.”
“Being healthy. Knowing you are healthy. Having a little garden to plant herbs and vegetables and getting my hands dirty. As simple as that.”
“Being healthy at my very old age and being able to take care of myself. Also I just welcomed my second great grandchild in this world. What else do I need?”
What makes you happy?
There you have it. Not one of them talked about winning the lottery or going on a fancy trip. At the end of the day all that matters is that happiness comes from within and can´t be bought!
I really wish I could add something to that impressive list but is there really anything left to say? I doubt that. I´ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes though.
>> The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.<<
(Image by Sabino Aguad)