What is happiness?

What is happiness? Happiness is anything that gives you joy and peace. Happiness is inside each one of us and all around us in simple, everyday things…

To me, happiness is….

….watching a little puppy prancing around and greeting its mother

…..watching the ecstacy on a child’s face as his/her eyes track a bubble

……the bliss of that first gulp of water after a strenuous workout

…..that first spoon of a scoop of ice cream


……the aroma and taste of that first sip of my morning coffee

….diving into the pool on a hot day

…..writing my name on a creamy white new notebook

…..that moment after piping hot food is served on my plate, and before I eat that first mouthful

….cuddling my children in the morning

…..sitting in companionable silence with my spouse, reading a book

…..laughing at a silly joke

…..coffee with one of my dear friends

….that unique smell when the first drops of rain meet parched earth

…..having lots of things to do

……having nothing to do

…..watching a great film, munching popcorn

…..going on a long walk on a bright, sunny day

…..tucking into a good book, with a cup of coffee, with rain lashing outside.

….writing my blog

….writing my first book

Happiness is in the simplest things.

What are the simple things that make you happy? Would love to know.


40 thoughts on “What is happiness?”

  1. For me happiness is seeing happy people…
    … photographing happy faces.
    … walking in the woods.
    … reading a book.
    … a good cup of chai.
    … birding.

    list goes on… small and simple things gives us a lot of happiness. Lovely post. πŸ™‚

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  2. – happiness is when you get that first comment on your newly published blog πŸ™‚
    – happiness is when you help someone unknowingly and they give you blessings for that πŸ™‚
    – happiness is when you get that beautiful smile from your partner after he/she ate your newly tried dish πŸ™‚
    – happiness is when you get a call from a long lost friend πŸ™‚
    – happiness is write a new code and execute correctly ;)[specific for a s/w engineer]
    list goes on and on… Someone has truly said “Live in the moments not for the moments” πŸ™‚

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  3. Sweet post.

    Happiness is many things to me
    …loving and being loved
    ….being able to share my gifts and talents
    ….the smell of rain in the desert
    ….the beautiful plants and flowers along my walks
    ….walking on the beach
    …..singing, dancing and making music
    ….the first taste of a yummy new recipe
    …..having people to share life with

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      1. Year!!

        I was thinking, you are the one making my day, by bringing new joys out of the every day simple moments of life..

        Keep grinning all you like, for you have been making me grin too often.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        And it’s a too small favor to return.. πŸ™‚

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  4. That’s a nice long list Nirmala. I try to be happy always. But the best moments are when I bring a smile or make a difference to somebody’s life. I also feel very happy after a good deep meditation session.

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  5. Wonderful thoughts – many of which I share in my definition of happiness too. For much of the time I’m blessed with an insanely happy life and couldn’t even begin to count the ways and reasons. It comes, I hope, from having had my fair share of pain – which just brings joy into sharper focus πŸ™‚

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