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To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.

~ Henry Drummond ~

Posts related to happiness

Life isn't always on your side.
How can you be happy when life seems such a mess?

Rot Or Not It’s What We’ve Got

February 22nd, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 11 secs

Life isn't always on your side.

Life isn’t always on your side.

Society imploding on itself. That’s the fear of many a doomsayer throughout the ages. So what makes this era any different? Read the rest of this entry »

Hooray for happiness!
How important is your happiness?

Happiness Actually

January 2nd, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 31 secs

Hooray for happiness!

Hooray for happiness!

Happily it’s the New Year. A fresh start whether we need it or not. And irrespective of everything else on your list, happiness still matters. Read the rest of this entry »

You mean I can't be guaranteed a life of happiness ?
I never knew that about happiness.

Gimme Happiness

May 8th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

You mean I can't be guaranteed a life of happiness ?

You mean I can’t be guaranteed a life of happiness ?

We all want happiness. But that doesn’t mean we are prepared to do what it takes to have it. Read the rest of this entry »

Is happiness on the other side of the hill?
Is happiness that-a-way?

More To Happiness Than That

April 10th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 0 secs

Is happiness on the other side of the hill?

Is happiness on the other side of the hill?

Happiness isn’t natural. There. I said it. You can think of a thousand ways for joy to well up of its own accord. Yet to have it in abundance, happiness requires more. Read the rest of this entry »

Thamks to Happy Shave your life has meaning...
 

The Happiness Sham

January 20th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 41 secs

Thamks to Happy Shave your life has meaning...

Thamks to Happy Shave your life has meaning…

“Did you know each cup is filled with love?” And, “Our trendy accessories are guaranteed to make you blissfully happy” “… while you dream of a supreme lifestyle of pleasurable living in our exclusive luxury estate”. What a load of baloney! Read the rest of this entry »

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.
Finding happiness is not always obvious.

The 7 Myths Of Happiness

November 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.

1. “If you are happy you will always be excited”

Thankfully, you won’t and that’s just as well. People on drugs experience a heightened state of elation for up to a few days before crashing into painful despair. We are naturally meant to experience a range of feeling states, and that’s a good thing.

Besides which, happiness and feeling happy can be two different things. Read the rest of this entry »

Is happiness fickle?
 

The Fickleness Of Happiness

October 31st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

Is happiness fickle?

Is happiness fickle?

Ah, happiness. You can be trucking along, happy as a pig in clover and then, next minute, misery. Yes, things happen that can wipe the smile of anyone’s face. When they do, our mood goes too. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of the happy attitude gurus.
Beware of the happiness trap pinning it all on a positive attitude.

Happiness Is Not An Attitude

August 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Beware of the happy attitude gurus.

Beware of the happy attitude gurus.

Happiness is many things and it’s difficult to define. But it most definitely is not just an attitude. Read the rest of this entry »

The driver of this car was happy using pliers instead of a steering wheel (pic courtesy of SA Police)
That guy driving next to you might be happy driving without a steering wheel - but it's not good.

Happy Isn’t All Good

July 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 25 secs

The driver of this car was happy using pliers instead of a steering wheel (pic courtesy of SA Police)

The driver of this car was happy using pliers instead of a steering wheel (pic courtesy of SA Police)

Some happiness doesn’t deserve the term. Despite the carte blanche phrase, “Whatever makes you happy [is worth doing]”, some choices are a dismal pick. Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness isn't all attitude.
Happily, some routines promote your wellbeing.

Happiness Tweaks

July 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 28 secs

Happiness isn't all attitude.

Happiness isn’t all attitude, you know.

Okay, I want to talk to you now as if I am your best friend. Yes, I know that’s being cheeky. But I feel compelled to tell you a few things you already know but need reminding about, if that’s okay with you. After all, your happiness needs a few key basics to really hum. Read the rest of this entry »