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.

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40 Responses to What is happiness?

  1. Erika Kind says:

    I love your list!!! Happiness is the pure awareness and it has so many beautiful “symptoms” πŸ˜‰

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  2. Jackie Jain says:

    Yes.. Happiness is doing the things we love to do.. Which are always simple and clear. For me happiness is doing things which we love to do, without any expectation of the result.. πŸ™‚

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  3. Sastha says:

    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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  4. davidprosser says:

    The hug that lets you know someone cares.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  5. NJ says:

    – 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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  6. Nimi
    a list i can very much identify and agree with

    a great post

    Thank You

    best to You


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  7. I agree with you. If you allow yourself, the simplest things in life can give you so much happiness. For me, one simple thing that gives me happiness is reading a book that takes me away to a different world.

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  8. Definitely some pretty good ones in here.

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  9. Taking stock of the simple things in life is guaranteed to bring a smile in one’s heart. Well done, Nimi, this will prompt me to take inventory more frequently. πŸ™‚

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  10. katelon says:

    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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  11. Aadhirai says:

    Happiness includes reading your posts!! πŸ™‚

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  12. barnraised says:

    For me, right now it’s a quiet afternoon and evening with no appointments after a good morning of hard work. Book? Tell us more about your book!

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  13. Sash says:

    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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  14. D K Powell says:

    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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  15. joannesisco says:

    Isn’t it so true that happiness comes from the simplest things πŸ™‚
    Hearing my family laugh has to be the one thing that fills my heart the most ❀

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