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“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

What is happiness? Why do we look for happiness? Why do we strive for happiness? Why do we spend our days searching and searching for happiness? And why do we dread being sad?

The website answers.com – which is by the way one of my favorite websites (because it has ANSWERS to my never ending questions) – defines the word “happiness” as follows:

“An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended with enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction;

Syn. – Happiness, Felicity, Blessedness, Bliss. Usage: Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment except that of the animal appetites; felicity is a more formal word, and is used more sparingly in the same general sense, but with elevated associations; blessedness is applied to the most refined enjoyment arising from the purest social, benevolent, and religious affections; bliss denotes still more exalted delight, and is applied more appropriately to the joy anticipated in heaven.”

Happiness is a wonderful feeling. Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness comes from the inside. We might think that it depends on external factors but actually the more we know ourselves the more we know that happiness – like almost everything else in life – comes from the inside. If Answers.com gives 3 synonyms for happiness I am sure we can find more synonyms: one synonym is peace, another is harmony, and more synonyms can be: fulfillment, joy, light, clarity, awareness, consciousness…

Why do we look for happiness? Because this is the purpose of our lives: to be happy. As plain as that… as simple as that: Just to be HAPPY. To have a smile on our faces and sparkles in our eyes.

How do we become happy? By listening to our hearts and by following our hearts.

How do we make others happy? By showing them the way… and by loving them (of course)… Love is the key to everything…

I wish you happiness today and forever.

Thank you 🙂 Thank YOU 🙂

(By Zeina Gabriel)