Are you happy?
Am I happy?
How do we quantify happiness?
To some people , like myself, living in a neat and tidy environment makes me feel happy. It makes other people feel uncomfortable and afraid to mess anything up. My little home is my sanctuary and it’s white and pristine appearance calms my soul. Other people might consider it boring and be eager to import vibrant colours into it. I don’t have the TV on, nor the radio…no sound at all (except for nature) is what I crave. In other homes the TV is always on or music is blaring away. I cannot work with an untidy desk or office, mine has to be clear of anything except for what I’m working on. I love to sit by the ocean and simply think and listen to my thoughts and breathe in the clean air.
Spending time in the company of children and animals, for most of us, brings us a sense of happiness. I think that there’s no greater joy than than to listen to the sound of children giggling. One of my daughters discovered a great way to lift her mood, years ago. She goes to YouTube and searches for videos of children giggling. It works, every time.
Follow this link to take The Happiness test http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Take-the-Happiness-Test-Quiz
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My score was 68 – 83 Getting There
I wonder what it is that makes us all so different and find happiness in such different things? We chase the elusive state of happiness. However, I honestly don’t think that a state of permanent happiness exists and not should it because if it did, we wouldn’t appreciate it.
We can all have brief moments of sheer joy but before you know it, it’s gone. Luckily, it can often leave behind a sense of pleasure. For example when I see one or both of my daughters, I feel sheer joy and when they leave they leave behind a wonderful sense of pleasure.
Maybe we should all do what constitutes our happiness and how we can best pursue it and create the conditions for it to flourish.